There Is No Year

There Is No Year

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by Blake Butler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0061997420

ISBN-13: 2900061997425

Pub. Date: 04/05/2011

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

A family of three: father, mother, son.

A house that gives them shelter but shapes their nightmares.

An illness that nearly arrested the past, and looms over the future.

A second family—a copy family. Mirror bodies.

Events on the horizon: a hole, a box, a light, a girl.

Holes in houses. Holes in speaking. Holes in flesh.

Memories that

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A family of three: father, mother, son.

A house that gives them shelter but shapes their nightmares.

An illness that nearly arrested the past, and looms over the future.

A second family—a copy family. Mirror bodies.

Events on the horizon: a hole, a box, a light, a girl.

Holes in houses. Holes in speaking. Holes in flesh.

Memories that deceive and figures that tempt and lure and withdraw.

There Is No Year is the astonishing new novel by Blake Butler.

It is a world of scare, a portrait of return, a fable of survival and the fierce burden of art.

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ISBN-13:
2900061997425
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
416

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There Is No Year 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blake Butler. What can I say about Mr. Butler ? For one, this book is amazing. It's a terrifying, traumatizing nightmare. But it's also a wonderful dream. I won't lie, this book is not for the light reader. Though it's fairly short, Butler's sentences twist & wind in such a way that make it damn near impossible to decipher. But that's the beauty of them. Butler's writing appears to be that of a psychotic. It's a haunting novel, for sure. One that will be deeply imprinted in your mind long after you put it down. But if it's too complex for you, then it is my greatest pleasure to inform you that you are too boring to read There Is No Year in the first place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago