Schooled : a novel

by Fox, Ted, 1979-

Format: Print Book 2022
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Fiction FICTION Fox
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Collection  Fiction
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CLP - West End New Books FICTION Fox
Location  CLP - West End
Collection  New Books
Call Number  FICTION Fox
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F FOX
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Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F FOX

From a delightful new voice in fiction comes the story of a stay-at-home dad reclaiming his past and discovering a new future.

Jack Parker didn't set out to be a stay-at-home dad, but his professional dreams went up in smoke after he accidentally burned down his office building. Six years later, Jack's got parenting his two kids down cold.

Then comes an unwelcome blast from Jack's past: high school nemesis Chad Henson. He beat out Jack for class president, stole his girlfriend, and never had so much as a pimple in his four years of adolescent bliss. Now Chad has moved to the same midwestern town Jack calls home.

When Jack learns Chad is running for president of his daughter's school board, he decides to run to settle old scores. But parent politics prove more cutthroat than Jack could have imagined, and he's facing unexpected challenges in his marriage, too, forcing him to question his role in the family. Suddenly, the election is about more than Jack's past. It's an opportunity to discover the person he wants to become.

People grow up, but some high school rivalries never die. It's time Chad Henson got schooled once and for all--and for Jack to learn a few things of his own.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Jack Parker used to be a director of corporate strategy for an electric toothbrush company, but after his lackadaisical response to a microwave-caused fire in his office building went viral, he's been a stay-at-home dad. With reminders of his meme-worthy public firing coming up in conversations at every playground and grocery store in town, Jack doesn't think his life could get more embarrassing. Until his old high-school bully moves to town. Instead of putting their differences aside, Jack and Chad find themselves locked in a surprisingly cutthroat election for president of the parents' association. With the tone and tenor of Matthew Norman's Last Couple Standing (2020), Greg Olear's Fathermucker (2011), and Julie Valerie's Holly Banks Full of Angst (2019), Fox's charming debut turns a wry eye on elementary school politics and the highs and lows of parenthood. Introducing a witty new voice in literary fiction, Schooled explores the uneasiness that comes with trading high-powered business lunches for leftover macaroni and cheese and the importance of taking the little wins wherever you can find them."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Stay-at-home fathers -- Fiction.
School boards -- Fiction.
School elections -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher Seattle :Lake Union Publishing,2022
Language English
Description 274 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781662505454
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