{"id":32914942,"title":"Exley","handle":"exley","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: bold;\"\u003eBy Brock Clarke\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr style=\"font-weight: bold;\"\u003e \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.bowdoin.edu\/faculty\/b\/bclarke2\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: bold;\"\u003eProfessor of English\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e For young Miller Le Ray, life has become a search.  A search for his dad, who may or may not have joined the army and gone to Iraq.  A search for a semi famous but notoriously obnoxious (and, unfortunately, deceased) writer, Frederick Exley, author of the \"fictional memoir\" \u003cspan style=\"font-style: italic;\"\u003eA Fan's Notes\u003c\/span\u003e, who may hold the key to bringing Miller's father back.  But most of all, his is a search for truth.  As Miller says, \"Sometimes you have to tell the truth about some of the stuff you've done so that people will believe you when you tell them the truth about other stuff you haven't done.\"\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e For Miller's therapist, Dr. Pahnee, this young patient is an increasing conundrum, a dedicated truth-teller who hasn't a clue as to the difference between fact and fiction.  Hired by Miller's very concerned -- and extremely attractive -- mother, Dr. Pahnee soon finds himself becoming undone, in part by his effort to understand what has really happened to the Le Ray family and in part by his increasing feelings of affection for this woman, who may or may not be a widow.\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e In \u003cspan style=\"font-style: italic;\"\u003eExley\u003c\/span\u003e, as in his previous bestselling novel, \u003cspan style=\"font-style: italic;\"\u003eAn Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England\u003c\/span\u003e, Brock Clarke takes his reader into a world that is both familiar and disorienting, thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining.  Told in the alternating voices of Miller and Dr. Pahnee, both unreliable narrators, it becomes an exploration of the differences between what we believe to be real and what is in fact real.  Part literary satire, part mystery, part story of a country at war, \u003cspan style=\"font-style: italic;\"\u003eExley \u003c\/span\u003eis further proof that in Brock Clarke, a writer whom critics have compared variously to Richard Ford and John Irving, American literature has a major new voice.\u003cbr\u003e - 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From the hardcover edition.\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e Paperback.\u003cspan style=\"font-style: italic;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAcademic Spotlight:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.bowdoin.edu\/news\/archives\/1academicnews\/007749.shtml\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eGetting on the Same Page with Novelist Brock Clarke\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Exley

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By Brock Clarke
Professor of English

For young Miller Le Ray, life has become a search.  A search for his dad, who may or may not have joined the army and gone to Iraq.  A search for a semi famous but notoriously obnoxious (and, unfortunately, deceased) writer, Frederick Exley, author of the "fictional memoir" A Fan's Notes, who may hold the key to bringing Miller's father back.  But most of all, his is a search for truth.  As Miller says, "Sometimes you have to tell the truth about some of the stuff you've done so that people will believe you when you tell them the truth about other stuff you haven't done."

For Miller's therapist, Dr. Pahnee, this young patient is an increasing conundrum, a dedicated truth-teller who hasn't a clue as to the difference between fact and fiction.  Hired by Miller's very concerned -- and extremely attractive -- mother, Dr. Pahnee soon finds himself becoming undone, in part by his effort to understand what has really happened to the Le Ray family and in part by his increasing feelings of affection for this woman, who may or may not be a widow.

In Exley, as in his previous bestselling novel, An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, Brock Clarke takes his reader into a world that is both familiar and disorienting, thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining.  Told in the alternating voices of Miller and Dr. Pahnee, both unreliable narrators, it becomes an exploration of the differences between what we believe to be real and what is in fact real.  Part literary satire, part mystery, part story of a country at war, Exley is further proof that in Brock Clarke, a writer whom critics have compared variously to Richard Ford and John Irving, American literature has a major new voice.
- From the hardcover edition.

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Academic Spotlight: Getting on the Same Page with Novelist Brock Clarke

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