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Joe College

A Novel

Author: Tom Perrotta

Joe College

Joe College

$19.99

About This Book

For many college students, Spring Break means fun and sun in Florida. For Danny, a Yale junior, it means two weeks behind the wheel of the Roach Coach, his father's lunch truck, which plies the parking...

Page Count
320
On Sale
09/19/2006

Book Details

For many college students, Spring Break means fun and sun in Florida. For Danny, a Yale junior, it means two weeks behind the wheel of the Roach Coach, his father's lunch truck, which plies the parking lots of office parks in central New Jersey.

But Danny can use the time behind the coffee urn to try and make sense of a love life that's gotten a little complicated. There's loyal and patient hometown honey Cindy and her recently dropped bombshell to contend with. And there's also lissome Polly back in New Haven--with her shifting moods, perfect thrift store dresses and inconvenient liaison with a dashing professor.

If girl problems aren't enough, there's the constant menace of the Lunch Monsters, a group of thugs who think Danny has planted the Roach Coach in their territory.

Joe College is Tom Perrotta's warmest and funniest fiction yet, a comic journey into the dark side of love, higher education and food service.

Imprint Publisher

St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN

9780312361785

Reading Guide

In The News

“An overwhelmingly pleasing book” —The New York Times

“An absorbing, fleshed-out portrait of an American male edging toward adulthood by crossing seemingly rigid social boundaries.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Companionable and humane, lighthearted and surprisingly touching.” —Newsweek

“Perrotta transforms eighties nostalgia into art.” —Entertainment Weekly

About the Creators

Joe College

Joe College

$19.99