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Election: A Novel - 5 Summary & Analysis

Tom Perrotta
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5 Summary

Lisa continues helping Paul plan and prepare for the campaign. The two of them also have as much sex as they can. Paul leaves for Lisa's, prompting Tammy and Paul's mom to speak with Tammy about her suspension and their family life. She doesn't understand why Tammy is running against Paul. Paul secretly thinks it would be better if Tammy wins the election. Paul also wonders how he ever lived without sex, and when he's having sex, he doesn't even care about being president.

When Tammy returns to school, she sees campaign posters everywhere. Tammy doesn't feel like making any. Mr. M. sees the posters Lisa has created for Paul -done in pastels -of Paul looking heroic and idealistic. Tracy's posters are straight and to the point, and are professionally-done.

5 Analysis

Lisa and Paul begin sleeping with each other. Paul secretly wonders whether or not...

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