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  • Title: What We Won't Do: Stories
  • Author: Brock Clarke
  • ISBN: 9781889330679
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback

  • What We Won't Do: Stories By Brock Clarke Winner of the 2000 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short FictionWelcome to the strange, wonderful world of Brock Clarke Here you will meet florists, dental hygienists, high school teachers, and peddlers of porno novelty items, all trying to be normal, good people and failing miserably Reaffirming that life, at its core, is embarrassing, What We Won t Do is a collection of talesWinner of the 2000 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short FictionWelcome to the strange, wonderful world of Brock Clarke Here you will meet florists, dental hygienists, high school teachers, and peddlers of porno novelty items, all trying to be normal, good people and failing miserably Reaffirming that life, at its core, is embarrassing, What We Won t Do is a collection of tales about the miseries of the average, blue collar worker who is anything but average Here is a portrait of the Homer Simpsons and Archie Bunkers of the world, Knut Hamson style These stories are than insightful they re downright funny The honesty herein is not the sugarcoated sort, it s the sort that exacts revenge by goading others into doing what we can t or won t do ourselves You haven t read these stories before, and that s the highest compliment that I can pay them That and the fact that they made me laugh, out loud, and frightened me a little, and still do from the Foreword by Mark RichardMarketing plans for What We Won t Do Author tour in South Carolina Clemson, Greenville , and upstate New York Syracuse, Rochester Will coordinate additional tour with Harcourt upon release of his novel, The Ordinary White Boy, in September 2001 Newsletter, brochure, catalog, and postcard mailings Advertisements in key literary and trade magazines.Brock Clarke is from upstate New York He received his Ph.D in English at the University of Rochester, and is currently an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Clemson University He has received awards from the Sewanee Writers Conference, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and the New York State Writers Institute He lives with his wife, Lane, and their son Quinn in Clemson, South Carolina.
    Brock Clarke
    Brock Clarke is the author of three previous books The Ordinary White Boy and two story collections His stories and essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, OneStory, the Believer, the Georgia Review, and the Southern Review and have appeared in the annual Pushcart Prize and New Stories from the South anthologies and on NPR s Selected Shorts He lives in Portland, Maine, and teaches creative writing at Bowdoin College.

    What We Won't Do: Stories By Brock Clarke

    Commentaires:

    Laura
    This is Brock Clarke s first book but I ve just now gotten around to reading it The first few stories fell a little flat on me as they seemed all to center around the same theme of men who drink themselves to destruction that has proliferated for what is now over half a century at least But then as we got farther into the book the stories got better and better, the theme becoming clearer, the writing sharper, and the questions that every one of these character ends with at the end is both surpri [...]

    Marie
    Interesting, inventive stories, set against the backdrop of paper mill workers, disillusioned journalists and failed teachers My observations are that the male characters are frequently depressed, sometimes alcoholic and self destructive, and that the women are disappointed and frequently leave the main characters Recurring themes Why can t we be better people What can you count on What won t we do to hurt each other

    Steve
    Anderson s Winesburg Cheever s Shady Hill And now Clarke s Little Falls Though it may seem over exaggerated praise, I am willing to place Brock Clarke s early story cycle right in line with some of the other Bards of Small Town Suburban Experience An insightful collection filled with compelling anti heroes doing unexpected yet understandable things This collection gives the reader a new set of lenses through which to view his her own seemingly daily existence Truly spectacular.

    Lewis N. Clark
    Outstanding upstate NY writer Recommended.

    Sarabande Books
    Winner of the 2000 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, Selected by Mark Richard

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