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Numbskull is a cat-type thing. It’s a safe word for having serious conversations. It’s graffiti scrawled on a broken speaker. Framed by No Glykon’s fine-tuned minimalism, Numbskull is a hazy shot tracking youth in decay: four fuckheads flickering through basement noise shows, the gun aisle in Walmart, internships out in Endless Summer, and trepidatious texts about maybe getting some drinks tomorrow night. Everything in Numbskull is a little blurry or out of focus or whatever. So go ahead and tear up your clothes for fashion. Grow some golden antlers. Put an apple on your head and let Numbskull pull the trigger.
Advance Praise for Numbskull
“It’s a book about young people doing typical young people things, like going to parties and playing shows, but it is also something that is uniquely itself—dark, tender, magical, and weird.”
— Juliet Escoria, author of Juliet the Maniac (Melville House 2019)
“Numbskull is like the dream you have after getting high and staring at the sun for too long, a dream you don’t want to wake up from. It’s populated by people you know and people you want to. Its images slot into the folds of your brain and stay there… You will want to read Numbskull on an endless loop, like leaving a song on repeat until it becomes part of the texture of your life.”
— Cassandra de Alba, author of Ugly/Sad (Glass Poetry Press, 2020)
Cover Type: Matte
Available to order: 09/26/2019
Launch date: 10/12/2020
Source: https://backpatiopress. bigcartel.com/
About the Author
No Glykon is a writer, designer, and musician based out of Providence, RI. They are stretched upon the plain and covering some nine acres of ground. Two vultures on either side of them are digging their beaks into their liver, and No Glykon keeps on trying to beat them off with their hands, but cannot.
Sample Interview Questions for No Glykon
– What was your inspiration for Numbskull? Whose story are you telling?
– You are a strong advocate for independent, DIY art and literature. What drew you to this scene, and where is it headed in 2020?
– You’re a musician and producer— what role does music play in your writing, specifically in Numbskull?