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The Resource An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel, [compiled by Vanessa Hall-Bennett]

An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel, [compiled by Vanessa Hall-Bennett]

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
[compiled by Vanessa Hall-Bennett]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the delightfully dark story of Sam Pulsifer, the accidental arsonist and murderer narrator who leads readers through a multilayered, flame-filled adventure about literature, lies, love and life. Growing up in Amherst, Mass., with an editor for a father and an English teacher for a mother, Sam was fed endless stories that fueled (literally and figuratively) the rest of his life. Thus, the blurred boundaries between fact and fiction, story and reality become the landscape for amusing and provocative adventures that begin when, at age 18, Sam accidentally torches the Emily Dickinson Homestead, killing two people. After serving 10 years, Sam tries to distance himself from his past through college, employment, marriage and fatherhood, but he eventually winds up back in his parents' home, separated from his wife and jobless. When more literary landmarks go up in flames, Sam is the likely suspect, and his determination to find the actual arsonist uncovers family secrets and more than a bit about human nature. Sam is equal parts fall guy and tour guide in this bighearted and wily jolt to the American literary legacy
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N$T
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Clarke, Brock
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.L37
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hall-Bennett, Vanessa
  • Moline Public Library (Ill.)
Series statement
Novel Conversation
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  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Arsonists (Musical group)
  • Literary landmarks
  • Black humor
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Arsonists (Musical group)
  • Black humor
  • Homes
  • Literary landmarks
  • Massachusetts
  • New England
Label
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel, [compiled by Vanessa Hall-Bennett]
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  • Book: An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel / by Brock Clarke. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2008, c2007. 317 p. ; 21 cm
  • Includes a conversation with the author
  • Includes reading group questions and topics for discussion
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (10 books, discussion guide).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781565126381
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776202209
Label
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel, [compiled by Vanessa Hall-Bennett]
Link
Publication
Note
  • Book: An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel / by Brock Clarke. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2008, c2007. 317 p. ; 21 cm
  • Includes a conversation with the author
  • Includes reading group questions and topics for discussion
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (10 books, discussion guide).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781565126381
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776202209

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