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An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel, by Brock Clarke

Label
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel
Title
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Brock Clarke
Title variation
arsonists guide to writers homes in New England
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I, Sam Pulsifer, would like you to know that I take full responsibility for burning down the home of Emily Dickinson. As a teenager, it was never Sam Pulsifer's intention to torch an American landmark. He certainly never planned to kill two people in the blaze. After serving ten years in prison for his crime, Sam is determined to put the past behind him. He finishes college, begins a career, gets married, has two adorable kids, and buys a nice home. His low-profile life is chugging along quite nicely until the past comes crashing through his front door.As the homes of Robert Frost, Edith Wharton, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and even a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin at Waldon Pond go up in smoke, Sam becomes the number one suspect. Finding the real culprit is the only way to clear his name - but sometimes there's a terrible price to pay for the truth
Summary
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
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2008.
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171727
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Clarke, Brock
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Black humour (Literature)
  • Black humour
  • New England
Target audience
adult
Label
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel, by Brock Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042541587
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9781921351266
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)191903029
Label
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel, by Brock Clarke
Publication
Control code
000042541587
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9781921351266
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)191903029

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