The House of Tomorrow (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 4, 2010 - Fiction - 368 pages
21 Reviews
"A funny and unique debut." (Publishers Weekly).

Sebastian Prendergast lives with his eccentric grandmother in a geodesic dome. His homeschooling has taught him much-but he's learned little about girls, junk food, or loud, angry music.

Then fate casts Sebastian out of the dome, and he finds a different kind of tutor in Jared Whitcomb: a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old heart transplant recipient who teaches him the ways of rebellion. Together they form a punk band and plan to take the local church talent show by storm. But when his grandmother calls him back to the futurist life she has planned for him, he must decide whether to answer the call-or start a future of his own.


  

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User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

This one really surprised me: subjects I'm not super familiar with (Buckminster Fuller, punk rock, suburban teens), set in Iowa, and it totally sucked me in. The 16-year old boy at the center of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

While losing his parents at a young age, living in a geodesic dome, and a Buckminster Fuller loving grandmother as a care taker, Sebastian isn't your conventional teenage boy never meting another kid ... Read full review

Contents

Welcome to the Future
A Metaphysical Connection
The Domecoming
Guinea Pig
The Lone Comprehensivist
The True Path of the Voyager
Tensional Forces
How Little I Know
Divide and Conquer
The Architecture of Noise
The Mission
The Sublime Wonder of Human Physicality
Tests of the Will
Applied Synergetics
Familiar Ghosts
Calculations

The Greater Intellect Speaks
Once I Was Not Such a Fibber
In the Supply Closet of the Lord
Transmissions
A Model World
Experiments in Rocking
Practice
The Complexities of Physical Reality
Elements in Motion
Return of The Rash
Weightless on the Ground
On the Verge of Something
The Worlds Forgotten Boys
Guitar Gods of North Branch
The Intervention
Spaceship Rock
See You Forever Acknowledgements ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Peter Bognanni is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was awarded a Teaching/Writing Fellowship for his work. His short fiction and humor pieces have appeared in Gulf Coast, The Bellingham Review and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He is a 2008 Pushcart Nominee, and his short story “The Body Eternal” was chosen by Stephen King as one of the “100 Most Distinguished Stories of 2006” in Best American Short Stories. He is currently a Visiting Instructor of Creative Writing at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He once played in a terrible high school punk band.

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