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Election: A Novel - 13 Summary & Analysis

Tom Perrotta
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13 Summary

The next morning, Mr. M. is called to Mr. Hendrick's office. Tracy and her mother, Joe, and Larry are all there. Mr. Hendricks demands an explanation.

Paul is told he did not win, and Tracy is officially declared the winner. Yet the victory is hollow. She says she will forever remember being a loser. Mr. M., meanwhile, tenders his resignation. Tammy returns to school wearing a uniform until she gets suspended for insulting religious people. Finally her mother agrees to let her attend Catholic school.

The news media picks up the election story at school, but it is soon overpowered by the Los Angeles riots.

13 Analysis

The ceiling crashes down on Mr. M.: his plot is uncovered, and he resigns in disgrace. The election appears to be his greatest defeat, for his identity as teacher has been destroyed by his own hand. Tammy also appears...

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