Tracy Flick Can't Win

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Scribner Book Company
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Tom Perrotta, co-writer, is theauthor of five acclaimed works offiction--Little Children, Election, TheWishbones, Joe College, and BadHaircut. In addition to writing fictionand screenplays, he has worked as ajournalist and college teacher.

"Perrotta has what it takes to revisit the past without being predictable."--The Atlantic

"Perrotta . . . tells the story through a web of different characters and perspectives. It's a book populated with middle-aged people disappointed in what life has brought--and yet, Tracy Flick Can't Win is an oddly uplifting read. Perrotta's great gift is that he lets his love for his characters, flaws and all, shine through, and Tracy emerges as a much richer, more sympathetic character than in the earlier book; she has grown, as has her creator. . . . I was rooting hard for Tracy Flick to, finally, win." --Seattle Times

"This sequel, set in 2017, takes a sympathetic view of now middle-aged Tracy, an assistant principal and single mom, as she reconciles her past ambitions with her current dissatisfaction in life. Perrotta brings his trademark dark humor and insights into suburbia to the story, along with some sweet observations about friendship."--Real Simple

"The heroine of Perrotta's Election returns in this sharp and perfectly executed story of frustrated ambition...This is the rare sequel that lives up to the original."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"In this culturally savvy sequel to his enduring best-seller, Election (1998), and its wildly popular film adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon, Perrotta again tells a smart, entertaining story from multiple perspectives, oral-history style. The breeziness of the pacing provides tart counterpoint to weightier themes of adultery, ambition, atonement, and revenge which Perrotta handles with a deft but determined satiric touch."--Booklist

"Combining narrated chapters with short first-person "testimonies" by five of the characters, the plot unfolds with the you-are-there feel of a documentary, or mockumentary perhaps ... the ending is a shocker. Nobody told this master of dark comedy there are things you can't make jokes about. Watch him try."--Kirkus