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
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."