Wholly original, The House of Tomorrow is the story of a young man's self-discovery, a dying woman's last wish, and a band of misfits trying desperately to be heard.
Sebastian Prendergast lives in a geodesic dome with his eccentric grandmother, who homeschooled him in the teachings of futurist philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller. But when his grandmother has a stroke, Sebastian is forced to leave the dome and make his own way in town.
Jared Whitcomb is a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old heart-transplant recipient who befriends Sebastian and begins to teach him about all the things he has been missing, including grape soda, girls, and Sid Vicious. They form a punk band called The Rash, and it's clear that the upcoming Methodist Church talent show has never seen the likes of them.
With storytelling that is fresh and vivid, The House of Tomorrow is destined to become an instant classic.
"Lloyd James provides the tongue-in-cheek playfulness this story requires and portrays compassion when necessary." ---AudioFile
"[Bognanni's] wild and tender book reveals how much a couple of scared boys can say to each other with a little hateful noise." ---Rob Sheffield, author of the New York Times bestseller Love Is a Mix Tape
"I adore this book...for the way it makes dividing questions about whether good literature comes from the heart or the mind seem like nonsense." ---Rivka Galchen, author of Atmostpheric Disturbances
"The House of Tomorrow...marries the visionary with the everyday, the whizbang with the domestic, and does it with beauty, humor, and love for each one of its flawed characters." ---Elizabeth McCracken, author of The Giant's House
"Bognanni's characters are well drawn and sympathetic; his story is an affectionate and sly portrayal of adolescent angst and a paean to punk---and it just gets better in Lloyd James's hands." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review
"Bognanni's ability to recall the anger, fear, and yearnings of being 16 as well as the rush of possibilities on the horizon is...what makes the book so engaging." ---Boston Globe
"An honest, noisy, and raucous look at friendship and how loud music can make almost everything better." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review