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

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From the blog of author Brock Clarke:

A Correction, and a Clarification

posted on October 30th, 2007

It’s been pointed out to me that November 3 is a Friday, not a Saturday. That’s true, and Saturday, November 3 is when I’ll be appearing at the Books on the Banks Festival in Downtown Cincinnati. Thanks for pointing out my mistake. And speaking of my mistakes, I forgot to mention: I’ll be reading at Miami (OH) University, in Oxford, OH, on Friday, November 29, at 7:30 pm.

Also, some of you have asked if the character Peter LeClair in An Arsonists’ Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England was in any way inspired by Tom LeClair, a colleague of mine at the University of Cincinnati and an excellent fiction writer (please read his newest novel, The Liquidators, and his other books, too, while you’re at it). No. Peter is a taciturn New Hampshirean who reads a lot of books; Tom also reads a lot of books, and is also taciturn, but is from VERMONT. A big difference, as anyone from Vermont or New Hampshire would tell if you if they weren’t being so taciturn.

1 comment follows:

  1. At 12:25 am on December 31st, 2007, gary jackson commented:

    I am reading “An Arsonist’s guide….” and enjoy it very much. I look forward to reading your other works.
    Your writing reminds me somewhat of Kurt Vonnegut.