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Clarke, Brock

Overview
Works: 20 works in 98 publications in 7 languages and 6,357 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Black humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3603.L37, 813.6
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Publications about Brock Clarke
Publications by Brock Clarke
Most widely held works by Brock Clarke
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel by Brock Clarke( Book )
34 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,043 libraries worldwide
Sam Pulsifer is determined to put his past behind him after serving a prison term for torching an American literary landmark and killing two people in the blaze, but when the homes of notable American writers begin to go up in smoke, his history makes him the prime suspect
Carrying the torch stories by Brock Clarke( file )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
The stories in this collection occupy a world at once as familiar as a suburban backyard or a southern college's hallowed football field and as strange as a man who buys Savannah, Georgia, and tries to turn it into the perfect Southern city as part of his attempt to win back his estranged wife. The fictional territory of Carrying the Torch, is in short, Brock Clarke's, one in which the surreal and the hilarious share a neighborhood with the painfully real and the sweetly ironic. Here readers will encounter characters dislocated by work and love, by huge losses and life's small dramas, men and women who have migrated South in search of redemption--or at least in the hope of leaving the worst behind. - Publisher's description
Exley : a novel by Brock Clarke( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 989 libraries worldwide
Therapist Dr. Pahnee, hired by young Miller Le Ray's mother, finds his own reality unraveling as he tries to deal with a patient dedicated to telling the truth who is unable to distinguish between fact and fiction, while grappling with his own growing attraction to the boy's mother
The happiest people in the world by Brock Clarke( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
"Take the format of a spy thriller, shape it around real-life incidents involving international terrorism, leaven it with dark, dry humor, toss in a love rectangle, give everybody a gun, and let everything play out in the outer reaches of upstate New York [where a Danish cartoonist is relocated after having been involved in the controversy surrounding a depiction of Muhammad]"--Amazon.com
The ordinary white boy by Brock Clarke( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
The time has come for twenty-seven-year-old Lamar Kerry, Jr. to shed his "ordinariness" and come to his hometown's rescue
Exley a novel by Brock Clarke( file )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Therapist Dr. Pahnee, hired by young Miller Le Ray's mother, finds his own reality unraveling as he tries to deal with a patient dedicated to telling the truth who is unable to distinguish between fact and fiction, while grappling with his own growing attraction to the boy's mother
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England [a novel] by Brock Clarke( file )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 libraries worldwide
After being released from prison for starting a fire as a teenager, at the Emily Dickinson House that killed two people Sam Pulsifer starts his life over. He finishes college, starts a career, gets married and has two children. When the homes of Robert Frost, Edith Wharton, Herman Melville, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and even a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond are torched, he is the prime suspect. Now he must find the real culprit to clear his name
What we won't do : stories by Brock Clarke( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
The happiest people in the world a novel by Brock Clarke( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Adapting the format of the political thriller and subverting it to tell his story of innocence corrupted, Clarke has delivered a biting and controversial satire on the American obsession with security and the conspiracies that threaten it. A spy novel like no other spy novel. It's also a send-up of American culture, and in particular the constant pursuit of individual happiness of the kind that is attainable only at the expense of others
Guide de l'incendiaire des maisons d'écrivains en Nouvelle-Angleterre : roman by Brock Clarke( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Sam Pulsifer a purgé dix ans de prison après avoir provoqué la mort de deux personnes en mettant le feu à la maison d'Emily Dickinson. Bien décidé à laisser le passé derrière lui, il a maintenant changé de nom et vit avec sa femme et ses deux enfants. Mais les maisons d'E. Wharton, H. Melville et N. Hawthorne sont incendiées. Suspecté, il décide de trouver le véritable coupable.--[Memento]
Case di scrittori del New England : la guida del piromane by Brock Clarke( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Leitfaden zum Abfackeln von Schriftstellerresidenzen : Roman by Brock Clarke( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 15 libraries worldwide
a novel by Brock Clarke( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
<> by Brock Clarke( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Exley a novel by Brock Clarke( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Clarke introduces nine-year-old Miller, who becomes convinced that his father--who left without explanation--must have run away to join the military, and is now lying comatose in a VA hospital. Thinking a visit from his father's favorite writer will help revive him, Miller decides to track down "A Fan's Notes" author Frederick Exley
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England by Brock Clarke( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
It was never young Sam Pulsifer's intention to torch an American landmark: the whole business of burning down the Emily Dickinson house was simply a tragic accident. So after ten years in prison, Sam is determined to put the past behind him. He finishes college and settles down with a career, a family and a home in a nice new development, his low-profile life chugging along beautifully - until the homes of other famous writers start to go up in smoke. As the number one suspect, Sam realises that finding the real culprit is the only way to clear his name. But sometimes, he finds, there's a terrible price to pay for the truth
What is the cure for meannness by Brock Clarke( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Happiest People in the World : Free Preview - The First 10 Chapters plus Bonus Material by Brock Clarke( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
SPECIAL FREE PREVIEW! &ldquo;This madcap adventure mixes small-town teachers, barkeeps, teenagers, and fry-cooks with international spies, terrorists, and political refugees. But it is the writing itself that is the true star here, as Clarke delves deep into the hidden and mixed emotions we carry for the ones we love, turning out sentence after sentence that will make you stop to admire its clear, crisp daring and perfect delivery. Yes! I thought, as I read these pages. That&rsquo;s how you write a good book. &rdquo; &mdash;Hannah Tinti, author The Good Thief Take the format of a spy thriller, shape it around real-life incidents involving international terrorism, leaven it with dark, dry humor, toss in a love rectangle, give everybody a gun, and let everything play out in the outer reaches of upstate New York&mdash;there you have an idea of Brock Clarke&rsquo;s new novel, The Happiest People in the World. Who are &ldquo;the happiest people in the world&rdquo;? Theoretically, it&rsquo;s all the people who live in Denmark, the country that gave the world Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales and the open-face sandwich. But Denmark is also where some political cartoonists got into very unhappy trouble when they attempted to depict Muhammad in their drawings, which prompted protests, arson, and even assassination attempts. Imagine, then, that one of those cartoonists, given protection through the CIA, is relocated to a small town in upstate New York where he is given a job as a high school guidance counselor. Once there, he manages to fall in love with the wife of the high school principal, who himself is trying to get over the effects of a misguided love affair with the very CIA agent who sent the cartoonist to him. Imagine also that virtually every other person in this tiny town is a CIA operative. The result is a darkly funny tale of paranoia and the all-American obsession with security and the conspiracies that threaten it, written in a tone that is simultaneously filled with wonder and anger in almost equal parts
The Allen & Helen Kellogg Writers Series ( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England (Chinese version) by Brock Clarke( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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English (81)
Chinese (5)
German (3)
French (3)
Italian (2)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
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