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

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

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

By Brock Clarke

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565125513, 305pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

Description
A 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 husband and father. But when the homes of other famous New England writers suddenly go up in smoke, he must prove his innocence by uncovering the identity of this literary-minded arsonist.
In the league of such contemporary classics as "A Confederacy of Dunces" and "The World According to Garp," "An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England" is an utterly original story about truth and honesty, life and the imagination.