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The Happiest People in the World

Brock Clarke

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.

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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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Adam Black

Length:

8h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Part 1
Part 1

06:11


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

13:13


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

04:24


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

02:25


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

04:33


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

07:49


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

07:54


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

11:08


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

07:40


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

18:04


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

08:52


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

08:14


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

12:06


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

05:36


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

02:23


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

06:44


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

12:16


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

13:42


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

03:30


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

05:31


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

03:30


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

06:55


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

07:29


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

09:00


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

07:21


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

05:05


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

02:13


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

06:04


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

07:33


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

05:52


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

05:23


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

06:47


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

03:56


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

05:17


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

00:33


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

08:11


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

00:42


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

04:51


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

07:29


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

00:31


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

06:36


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

14:01


Part 5, Chapter 43
Part 5, Chapter 43

00:32


Part 5, Chapter 44
Part 5, Chapter 44

07:53


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

11:00


Part 5, Chapter 46
Part 5, Chapter 46

12:16


Part 5, Chapter 47
Part 5, Chapter 47

17:53


Part 5, Chapter 48
Part 5, Chapter 48

04:09


Part 6, Chapter 49
Part 6, Chapter 49

02:03


Part 6, Chapter 50
Part 6, Chapter 50

12:08


Part 6, Chapter 51
Part 6, Chapter 51

10:33


Part 6, Chapter 52
Part 6, Chapter 52

10:56


Part 6, Chapter 53
Part 6, Chapter 53

07:13


Part 6, Chapter 54
Part 6, Chapter 54

06:54


Part 7, Chapter 55
Part 7, Chapter 55

11:34


Part 7, Chapter 56
Part 7, Chapter 56

02:36


Part 7, Chapter 57
Part 7, Chapter 57

12:41


Part 7, Chapter 58
Part 7, Chapter 58

08:12


Part 7, Chapter 59
Part 7, Chapter 59

05:27


Part 7, Chapter 60
Part 7, Chapter 60

04:13


Part 7, Chapter 61
Part 7, Chapter 61

07:35


Part 7, Chapter 62
Part 7, Chapter 62

08:02


Part 7, Chapter 63
Part 7, Chapter 63

13:35


Part 7, Chapter 64
Part 7, Chapter 64

02:59


Part 8, Chapter 65
Part 8, Chapter 65

03:34


Part 8, Chapter 66
Part 8, Chapter 66

15:26


Part 8, Chapter 67
Part 8, Chapter 67

11:32


Part 8, Chapter 68
Part 8, Chapter 68

00:21