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Clarke, Brock

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Works: 20 works in 90 publications in 7 languages and 5,656 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Black humor 
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 )
29 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,952 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 984 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 913 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 ordinary white boy by Brock Clarke( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 502 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 485 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 438 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 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 205 libraries worldwide
Handboek van een pyromaan by Brock Clarke( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Een brandstichter die een nieuw leven is begonnen wordt geconfronteerd met zijn verleden, waarmee voor hem een soort ontdekkingsreis naar zijn eigen verantwoordelijkheid begint
Wo shao le da wen hao de jia by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 25 libraries worldwide
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 14 libraries worldwide
a novel by Brock Clarke( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The happiest people in the world : a novel by Brock Clarke( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
'The funniest and smartest novel I have read in years . . . Yes! I thought as I read these pages. That's how you write a good book.' 'Hannah Tinti, author The Good Thief The absurdity and distortion of reality that made Brock Clarke's previous two novels, the bestselling An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, and Exley'which was picked by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best books of the year'so outrageously funny and yet so moving at the same time are on full display in his new novel, The Happiest People in the World.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, along with a challenging reassessment of individual freedoms inherent in our 'pursuit of happiness' . . . at all costs. 'Brock Clarke's hilarious new novel starts out in rural Denmark, then takes us someplace really foreign and utterly weird: upstate New York. The parallel universe Clarke creates there is both our world and not, and like his baffled, yearning characters, we navigate it with surprise and wonder.' 'Richard Russo, author of Elsewhere'Murder, arson, adultery, drugging and drinking, cruel politics--reading a book crammed with such activities can make the timid and yearning among us feel like the happiest people in the world.' 'Edith Pearlman, author of Binocular Vision'Playful and deliriously skewed, and somehow balancing between genuinely great-hearted and gloriously weird.' 'Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia'A wonderful mixture of unexpected, sharp comedy and genuine empathy.' 'Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang
<> 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
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
What is the cure for meannness by Brock Clarke( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (73)
Chinese (5)
German (3)
French (3)
Italian (2)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
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