By Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe, the grasp social novelist of our time, the spot-on chronicler of all issues modern and cultural, provides a sensational new novel approximately existence, love, and learning--or the shortcoming of it--amid modern-day American colleges.
Our tale unfolds at fictional Dupont collage: these Olympian halls of scholarship housing the cream of America's early life, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with culture . . . Or so it seems that to appealing, very good Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina. yet Charlotte quickly learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, intercourse, cool, and kegs trump educational fulfillment each time.
As Charlotte encounters the paragons of Dupont's privileged elite--her roommate, Beverly, a Groton-educated Brahmin in lusty pursuit of lacrosse avid gamers; Jojo Johanssen, the single white beginning participant on Dupont's godlike basketball group, whose place is threatened by way of a hotshot black freshman from the tasks; the younger Turk of Saint Ray fraternity, Hoyt Thorpe, whose heady experience of entitlement and social domination is clinched through his unintended brawl with a bodyguard for the governor of California; and Adam Geller, one of many Millennial Mutants who run the university's "independent" newspaper and who examine themselves the final bastion of highbrow recreation at the sex-crazed, jock-obsessed campus--she is seduced via the heady glamour of recognition, betraying either her values and upbringing sooner than she grasps the ability of being different--and the unique attract of her personal innocence.
With his trademark satirical wit and famously sharp eye for telling element, Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons draws on vast observations at campuses around the nation to immortalize the early-21st-century college-going experience.