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An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England One little mistake, and Pffft — your life goes up in smoke. Ten years after Sam Pulsifier accidentally burns down Emily Dickinson's childhood ...An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New EnglandComic Novels, Mystery and Thriller One little mistake, and Pffft — your life goes up in smoke. Ten years after Sam Pulsifier accidentally burns down Emily Dickinson's childhood ...2007-09-07Algonquin Books
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An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England

Genre: Comic Novels, Mystery and Thriller; Author: Brock Clarke; Publisher: Algonquin Books

One little mistake, and Pffft — your life goes up in smoke. Ten years after Sam Pulsifier accidentally burns down Emily Dickinson’s childhood home, he becomes Suspect No. 1 when other scribes’ homes get flamed. Who’s really to blame? This absurdly hilarious mystery, An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England about a bumbler’s guilt-consumed life skewers the whole memoir thing and offers a fact/fiction-blurring meditation on the risky business of self-deception: ”Sometimes the lies you tell are less frightening than the loneliness you might feel if you stopped telling them.” A killer line in Brock Clarke’s searingly funny book. A-