Cover Type: Matte
Publisher: Back Patio Press, October 2020
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.
"'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'
"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), 'Black Cloud' (CCM/Emily Books 2014), and Witch Hunt (Lazy Fascist 2016).
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 can not.
Author Site: https://noglykon.com/