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Exley: a novel

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"The literary equivalent of a half-court shot . . . Extraordinary."--NPR 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 notorious (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." 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 by Miller and Dr. Pahnee, both unreliable narrators, it becomes an exploration of the difference between what we believe to be real and what is in fact real.

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subject_facet Boys -- Fiction
Children of disappeared persons -- Fiction
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Iraq War, 2003- -- Veterans -- Fiction
Mind and reality -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Psychological fiction, American
Psychotherapists -- Fiction
Therapist and patient -- Fiction
Watertown (N.Y.) -- Fiction
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Children of disappeared persons
Fathers and sons
Iraq War, 2003-
Mind and reality
Mothers and sons
Psychological fiction, American
Therapist and patient