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2005 Audie Award Finalist
Americas “peerless observer” (People) uncovers college life—from jocks to mutants, dormcest to tailgating—plus race, class, sex, and basketball

Dupont University—the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of Americas youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition...Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the uppercrust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

As Charlotte encounters Duponts privileged elite—her roommate, Beverly, a fleshy, Groton-educated Brahmin in lusty pursuit of lacrosse players; Jojo Johanssen, the only white starting player on Duponts godlike basketball team, whose position is threatened by a hotshot black freshman from the projects; the Young Turn of Saint Ray fraternity, Hoyt Thorpe, whose heady sense of entitlement and social domination is clinched by his accidental brawl with a bodyguard for the governor of California; and Adam Geller, one of the Millennial Mutants who run the universitys “independent” newspaper and who consider themselves the last bastion of intellectual endeavor on the sex-crazed, jock- obsessed campus—she gains a new, revelatory sense of her own power, that of her difference and of her very innocence, but little does she realize that she will act as a catalyst in all of their lives.
With his signature eye for detail, Tom Wolfe draws on extensive observation of campuses across the country to immortalize college life in the ‘00s. I Am Charlotte Simmons is the much-anticipated triumph of Americas master chronicler.

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America's "peerless observer" ("People") uncovers college life in his much-anticipated new work. Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, learns that for the uppercrust coeds at Dupont University, sex, cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time. Unabridged. 20 CDs.

About the Author

TOM WOLFE is the author of more than a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and A Man in Full. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593975203
Subtitle:
A Novel
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Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Subject:
General
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20041109
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 cds, 31 hours
Dimensions:
6.22 x 4.9 x 3.45 in

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"Synopsis" by , America's "peerless observer" ("People") uncovers college life in his much-anticipated new work. Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, learns that for the uppercrust coeds at Dupont University, sex, cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time. Unabridged. 20 CDs.
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