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  • Exley

    by Brock Clarke ...
    “The literary equivalent of a half-court shot . . . Extraordinary.”—NPRFor young Miller Le Ray, life has become a search. A search for his dad, who may or may not have joined the army and gone to Iraq. A search for a notorious (and, unfortunately, deceased) writer, Frederick Exley, author of the “fictional memoir” A Fan’s Notes, who may hold the key to bringing Miller’s father back. But most of ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • Audiobook

    Exley

    by Brock Clarke ...
    Narrated by Michael Sullivan, Chris Sorensen ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 35 min

    Best-selling author Brock Clarke is acclaimed for his wry, absurdist humor. In Exley, 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 ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England

    A Novel

    by Brock Clarke ...
    "Funny, profound . . . a seductive book with a payoff on every page."—PeopleA lot of remarkable things have happened in the life of Sam Pulsifer, the hapless hero of this incendiary novel, beginning with the ten years he spent in prison for accidentally burning down Emily Dickinson's house and unwittingly killing two people. emerging at age twenty-eight, he creates a new life and identity as a ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?

    A Novel

    by Brock Clarke ...
    “This exuberant comic novel—involving explosions, secret agents, religious fanatics and a hapless narrator dragged around Europe by his long-lost aunt—is also a sly theological exploration of fate and predestination.” —The New York Times Book ReviewCalvin Bledsoe has never grown up. His mother, an internationally known theologian, was the dominant force in his life—so much so that he never left ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • The Happiest People in the World

    A Novel

    by Brock Clarke ...
    “[A] dark and funny satire . . . Infidelities, secret identities and double-crosses . . . Reflects the absurdity of any country obsessed with spying on its own people.” —The Wall Street JournalTake 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 ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • The Price of the Haircut

    Stories

    by Brock Clarke ...
    From an acclaimed and original writer comes a new collection of stories bursting with absurdist plot twists and laced with trenchant wit. Brock Clarke, author of An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England and Exley, among other novels, now offers up bite-sized morsels of his trademark social satire that will have readers laughing, and perhaps shifting uncomfortably in their seats.The ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • I, Grape; or The Case for Fiction

    Essays

    by Brock Clarke ...
    In fifteen sharply engaging essays, acclaimed novelist and short story writer Brock Clarke examines the art (and artifice) of fiction from unpredictable, entertaining, and often personal angles, positing through a slant scrutiny of place, voice, and syntax what fiction can—and can’t—do. (“Very: is there a weaker, sadder, more futile word in the English language?”)Clarke supports his case with ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Ploughshares Spring 2019 Guest-Edited by Rigoberto González

    Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Since 1971, Ploughshares has discovered and cultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and remains prescient in the digital age by providing readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats. Find out why the New York Times named Ploughshares “the Triton among minnows.”As guest-editor ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    The Price of the Haircut

    Stories

    Unabridged

    7 hours 15 min

    From an acclaimed and original writer comes a new collection of stories bursting with absurdist plot twists and laced with trenchant wit. Brock Clarke, author of An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England and Exley, among other novels, now offers up bite-sized morsels of his trademark social satire that will have listeners laughing, and perhaps shifting uncomfortably in their seats. The ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England

    A Novel

    by Brock Clarke ...
    Narrated by Daniel Passer ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 38 min

    Sam Pulsifer, the hapless hero of this incendiary novel, has come to the end of a very long and unusual journey, and for the second time in his life he has the time to think about all the things that have and have not come to pass.The truth is, a lot of remarkable things have happened in Sam’s life. He spent ten years in prison for accidentally burning down poet Emily Dickinson’s house–and ... Read more

    $20.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Happiest People in the World

    by Brock Clarke ...
    Narrated by Adam Black ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 17 min

    The absurdity and distortion of reality that made Brock Clarke's previous two novels so outrageously funny and yet so moving are on full display in his newest offering, 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 ... Read more

    $23.07 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?

    A Novel

    by Brock Clarke ...
    Narrated by Peter Berkrot ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 47 min

    With the comic unpredictability of a Wes Anderson movie and the inventive sharpness of a John Irving novel, author Brock Clarke introduces listeners to an ordinary man who is about to embark on an absurdly extraordinary adventure. After his mother, a theologian and bestselling author, dies in a fiery explosion, forty-nine-year-old Calvin Bledsoe's heretofore uninspired life is upended. A stranger ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial