This is sixteen year old Noah Oakman, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend. Then Noah gets hypnotized and sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn’t there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, now rotates in the Marvel universe.
Subtle behaviors, bits of history, plans for the future – everything in Noah’s world has been rewritten. Everything except his Strange Fascinations …
This book is suitable for young adults aged 14 and 17.
A stunning surrealist portrait, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is a story about all the ways we hurt our friends without knowing it, and all the ways they stick around to save us.
David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland, and his books have been translated into over a dozen languages. Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. David is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community.