Blake Butler


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January 14, 1979

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Blake Butler is the author of EVER, Scorch Atlas, and two books forthcoming in 2011 and 2012 from Harper Perennial. He edits 'the internet literature magazine blog of the future' HTML Giant. His other writing have appeared in The Believer, Unsaid, Fence, Dzanc's Best of the Web 2009. He lives in Atlanta.

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Scorch Atlas

3.65 avg rating — 1,217 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Three Hundred Million

3.14 avg rating — 824 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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There Is No Year

3.49 avg rating — 718 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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EVER

3.97 avg rating — 315 ratings — published 2009
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Nothing: A Portrait of Inso...

3.71 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Sky Saw

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Frequencies: Volume 1

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“DAYS ARE WEEKS AND WEEKS ARE DAYS INSIDE YOU”
Blake Butler, There Is No Year

“I thought of my father, alone and elsewhere, his head cradled in his hands. I thought of the day he'd punched a hole straight through the kitchen wall, thinking she'd be tucked away inside. All those places he'd looked and never found. Inside their mattress. In stained-glass windows. How he'd scoured the carpet for her stray hair and strung them all together with a ribbon; how he'd slept with that one lock swathed across his nostrils, hugging a pillow fitted with a nightshirt. How he'd dug up the backyard, stripped and sweating. How he'd played her favorite album on repeat and loud, a lure. How when we took up the carpet in my bedroom to find her, under the carpet was wood. Under the wood there was cracked concrete. Under the concrete there was dirt. Under the dirt there was a cavity of water. I swam down into the water with my nose clenched and lungs burning in my chest but I could not find the bottom and I couldn't see a thing.”
Blake Butler

“Overhead the sky was melting, the cracked cream color rubbing off in cogs of brine.
The fields far ahead of me in endless pudding, studded here and there with what had been: homes and houses, hair and heirlooms, habits, hallways, hauntings, hope.”
Blake Butler, Scorch Atlas

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