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The Happiest People in the World

The Happiest People in the World

(2014)
A novel by

 

"Is as hilarious and thought-provoking as it is ultimately, deadly, deadly serious."
Peter Orner


The absurdity and distortion of reality that made Brock Clarke s previous two novels so outrageously funny and yet so moving are on full display in his newest offering, The Happiest People in the World. Adapting the format of the political thriller and subverting it to tell his story of innocence corrupted, Clarke has delivered a biting and controversial satire on the American obsession with security and the conspiracies that threaten it.The Happiest People in the World is a spy novel like no other spy novel. It s also a send-up of American culture, and in particular the constant pursuit of individual happiness of the kind that is attainable only at the expense of others. In exploring the contradictions and pitfalls of our national obsession with both freedom and security, the novel shows us how we constantly subvert our own good intentions as husbands and wives, as children and parents, as students and teachers, as believers in art and believers in God, as citizens of America and citizens of the world."

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Happiest People in the World: A Novel
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 1-61620-111-8 / 978-1-61620-111-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Happiest People in the World: A Novel
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 1-61620-479-6 / 978-1-61620-479-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Happiest People in the World
Author(s): Brock Clarke
ISBN: 1-62231-512-X / 978-1-62231-512-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Happiest People in the World
Author(s): Brock Clarke
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Happiest People in the World: A Novel
Author(s): Brock Clarke
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


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