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The House of Tomorrow

Bognanni, Peter (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The House of Tomorrow
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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. 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. Watch a Video
Authors: Bognanni, Peter
Title: The house of tomorrow
Publisher: New York : Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2010.
Characteristics: 354 p. ;,22 cm.
Awards & Distinctions: Alex Award.
ISBN: 0399156097
9780399156090
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Bognanni
Subject Headings: Maturation (Psychology) Fiction. Social isolation Fiction. Grandmothers Fiction. Young men Fiction. Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 Influence Fiction.
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans.
Bildungsromans.
Topical Term: Maturation (Psychology)
Social isolation
Grandmothers
Young men
LCCN: 2009023542
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Aug 28, 2014
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Raised by his eccentric grandmother, Sebastian was homeschooled in the beliefs of futurist philosopher Buckminster Fuller and was granted minimal exposure to the world outside his geodesic dome. When Nana has a stroke, Sebastian begins to live a little. An entertaining story of natural teenage rebellion—the kind that makes you lie about where you’ve been, eat junk food, phone girls, and play punk music at the church talent show

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