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An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Algonquin Books
Publication date September 2, 2008
Pages 317
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565126145
ISBN-10 1565126149
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8 in.
Weight 0.34 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A lot of remarkable things have happened in the life of Sam Pulsifer, the hapless hero of this incendiary novel, beginning with the ten years he spent in prison for accidentally burning down Emily Dickinson's house and unwittingly killing two people. emerging at age twenty-eight, he creates a new life and identity as a husband and father. But when the homes of other famous New England writers suddenly go up in smoke, he must prove his innocence by uncovering the identity of this literary-minded arsonist. In the league of such contemporary classics as A Confederacy of Dunces and The World According to Garp, An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England is an utterly original story about truth and honesty, life and the imagination.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781410402851
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (December 5, 2007)
9781410402851 | details & prices | 499 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $30.95
About: Sam Pulsifer is determined to put his past behind him after serving a prison term for torching an American literary landmark and killing two people in the blaze, but when the homes of notable American writers begin to go up in smoke, his history makes him the prime suspect.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780434018413 Book cover for 9781565126145
 
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Reprint edition from Algonquin Books (September 2, 2008)
9781565126145 | details & prices | 317 pages | 5.75 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $13.95
About: A lot of remarkable things have happened in the life of Sam Pulsifer, the hapless hero of this incendiary novel, beginning with the ten years he spent in prison for accidentally burning down Emily Dickinson's house and unwittingly killing two people.
from Gardners Books (May 1, 2008)
9780434018413 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $23.45
About: As a teenager, it was never Sam Pulsifer's intention to torch an American landmark, and he certainly never planned to kill two people in the blaze.

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