Scorch Atlas


by Blake Butler

Scorch Atlas

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Scorch Atlas

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A novel of 14 interlocking stories set in ruined American locales where birds speak gibberish, the sky rains gravel, and millions starve, disappear, or grow coats of mold. In "The Disappeared," a father is arrested for missing free throws, leaving his son to search alone for his lost mother. In "The Ruined Child," a boy swells to fill his parents' ransacked attic. Rendered in a variety of narrative forms, from a psychedelic fable to a skewed insurance claim questionnaire, Blake Butler's full-length fiction debut paints a gorgeously grotesque version of America, bringing to mind both Kelly Link and William Gass, yet turned with Butler's own eye for the apocalyptic and bizarre.

Size: 9"x5"

Pages: 152

ISBN: 9780977199280

Publication date: September 9, 2009


Praise for Scorch Atlas

Scorch Atlas is a fine example of experiment with purpose, of world building, of decadent, detailed and innovative writing. This is a book that should be read, and widely.
PANK Magazine

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About the author

Blake Butler is the author of five books of fiction, including 300,000,000, There is No Year, a work of hybrid nonfiction, Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia, and Scorch Atlas. He currently he maintains a weekly column for VICE Magazine and lives in Atlanta.

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