Brock Clarke



the new novel by Brock Clarke

“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.”

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 two alternating voices, 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, Exley unleashes the talent of a writer whom critics have compared to Richard Ford and John Irving.