Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. By Blake Butler and Vanessa Place. Assembled by Christopher Higgs. From the room inside the room, from the house inside the house memories of a one-legged father and various acts of jurisprudence haunt the mysterious creature who writhes in somatic isolation from one waking nightmare to another. Here, two writers have produced textual bodies, one speaking for the interior and the other describing the exterior, while a third writer has assembled these two bodies into a single grotesque symphony of chimerical language. A hitherto unprecedented collaborative experiment, ONE defies categorization and heralds a new approach to exploring the boundaries of authorship and narrative.
About the Author
Blake Butler is the author of the novel There Is No Year, the novella Ever, and the novel-in-stories Scorch Atlas. He edits "the internet literature magazine blog of the future" HTMLGiant, as well as two journals of innovative text, Lamination Colony and No Colony. He lives in Atlanta. Vanessa Place is the author of DIES: A SENTENCE, the co-author with Robert Fitterman of Notes on Conceptualism (Ugly Duckling Presse), and the author of the chapbook Figure from The Gates of Paradise (Woodland Editions). She is the co-director of Les Figues Press in Los Angeles. Christopher Higgs is the author of The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney (Sator Press) and the prose chapbook Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously (Publishing Genius), as well as being the "assembler" of ONE (Roof Books). Born in Kansas, he grew up in Wyoming, and is currently a PhD candidate in literature at Florida State University. He frequently contributes to the literary website HTMLGIANT.