By Peter Bognanni
During this heartbreakingly humorous and deeply compassionate tale of self-discovery and kinfolk bonding, debut novelist Bognanni explores the not going friendship of 2 social outcasts and their desperation to be heard. in view that his parents’ premature dying, 17-year-old Sebastian Prendergast has lived in semi-rural Iowa together with his eccentric grandmother in a geodesic dome. Having homeschooled Sebastian within the teachings of futurist thinker R. Buckminster Fuller, his grandmother deems Sebastian humanity’s subsequent savior. but if she suffers a stroke, Sebastian needs to go away the relief of his bubble international to avoid wasting her from her obsessive, self-destructive plans. Sebastian quickly comes below the care of the Whitcombs—the downtrodden, husbandless mom, Janice; the gorgeous yet bratty Meredith; and sickly, sarcastic Jared, who introduces Sebastian to punk rock and brutal honesty. As Sebastian items jointly the perplexities of household lifestyles, he discovers the character of relatives belief, love and heartache, and therapeutic friendship. Tightly plotted, and as enjoyable and full of life as a Ramones music, Bognanni’s well timed novel completely captures teenage angst in all its uncooked and riotous discomfort.
"A geodesic dome in Iowa: the home of the next day to come, as its identify and premise promise, marries the visionary with the standard, the whizbang with the family, and does it with good looks, humor, and love for every one in every of its mistaken characters. Peter Bognanni recollects all of the romance and awkwardness of youngster lifestyles and teenage tune. His first novel is headlong, hilarious, heartbreaking."