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Election: A Novel - 2 Summary & Analysis

Tom Perrotta
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2 Summary

Paul and his younger sister, Tammy, do not get along. He recounts that Tammy has had a falling out with her best friend, Lisa Flanagan. The two of them had a relationship that no one else knew about, and a relationship that Lisa didn't really want. Lisa tells Paul he would make a great president, and wants to help him in his campaign. The two begin a relationship and Tammy finds out about it. This prompts Tammy to run for president against Paul.

2 Analysis

There is an added dimension to the presidential race when Paul's younger (and lesbian) sister, Tammy, decides to enter the fray because Lisa -Tammy's almost-girlfriend -has decided to become Paul's campaign manager. The painful sting of lost love is enough to compel Tammy to run against her brother. One can detect about Tammy a rampant insecurity and self-consciousness; in a way...

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