Brock Clarke

The Happiest People in the World

Brock Clarke

Talk: The Happiest People in the World

Author Brock Clarke visited Google to discuss his novel, "The Happiest People in the World". The book chronicles the misadventures of a hapless Danish cartoonist who is forced to assume a new identity after publishing a controversial cartoon.

Brock Clarke

Brock Clarke is the author of six books which was a national bestseller and has appeared in a dozen foreign editions. His stories and essays have appeared in a number of prestigious publications. He received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 2008, and has twice been a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Fiction. He teaches creative writing at Bowdoin College in Maine.

The Happiest People in the World: A Novel

Take the format of a spy thriller, shape it around real-life incidents involving international terrorism, leaven it with dark, dry humor, toss in a love rectangle, give everybody a gun, and let everything play out in the outer reaches of upstate New York. You now have an idea of Brock Clarke’s new novel.

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