About this book
A novel about American university from the bestselling author of "The Bonfire Of The Vanities" and "The Man In Full". A story about coming-of-age and discovering one's own power. Wolfe has been described as America's 'peerless observer and fearless satirist'. "Exuberant, lovingly crafted grotesquery" "Daily Telegraph"
Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from Sparta, North Carolina, is on a full scholarship. She learns that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time. As Charlotte encounters Dupont's elite, she gains a new, revelatory sense of her own power, that of her difference and of her very innocence.