Tracy Flick Can't Win by Tom Perrotta audiobook

Tracy Flick Can't Win

By Tom Perrotta
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Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501144066

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797139081

  • ISBN: 9781797139081

Runtime: 6.05 Hours
Category: Fiction/Women
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A June 2022 LibraryReads Pick

Tracy Flick is back and, once again, the iconic protagonist of Tom Perrotta’s Election—and Reese Witherspoon’s character from the classic movie adaptation—is determined to take high school politics by storm.

Tracy Flick is a hardworking assistant principal at a public high school in suburban New Jersey. Still ambitious but feeling a little stuck and underappreciated in midlife, Tracy gets a jolt of good news when the longtime principal, Jack Weede, abruptly announces his retirement, creating a rare opportunity for Tracy to ascend to the top job.

Energized by the prospect of her long-overdue promotion, Tracy throws herself into her work with renewed zeal, determined to prove her worth to the students, faculty, and school board, while also managing her personal life—a ten-year-old daughter, a needy doctor boyfriend, and a burgeoning meditation practice. But nothing ever comes easily to Tracy Flick, no matter how diligent or qualified she happens to be.

Among her many other responsibilities, Tracy is enlisted to serve on the selection committee for the brand-new Green Meadow High School Hall of Fame. Her male colleagues’ determination to honor Vito Falcone—a star quarterback of dubious character who had a brief, undistinguished career in the NFL—triggers bad memories for Tracy and leads her to troubling reflections about the trajectory of her own life and the forces that have left her feeling thwarted and disappointed, unable to fulfill her true potential.

As she broods on the past, Tracy becomes aware of storm clouds brewing in the present. Is she really a shoo-in for the principal’s job? Is the superintendent plotting against her? Why is the wife of the school board president trying so hard to be her friend? And why can’t she ever get what she deserves?

In classic Perrotta style, Tracy Flick Can’t Win is a sharp, darkly comic page-turner and a pitch-perfect reflection on our current moment. Flick fans and newcomers alike will love this compulsively readable novel chronicling the second act of one of the most memorable characters of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] sharp and perfectly executed story of frustrated ambition….from several different points of view, illuminating the frustrated inner lives of his characters; call it Winesburg, New Jersey.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Takes a sympathetic view of now middle-aged Tracy…Perrotta brings his trademark dark humor and insights into suburbia to the story, along with some sweet observations about friendship.” Real Simple

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Author

Author Bio: Tom Perrotta

Author Bio: Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the New York Times bestselling author of several works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into critically acclaimed movies, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into an HBO series.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 6.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English