In Jonny Bails Floatin and the Luck of the Bioluminescence by J. Lee Glassman, Jonny Bails is a Florida street performer when he develops a case of bioluminescence. His lucky new skill and newfound celebrity come with marked disadvantages. Can Jonny find the answers he seeks before its too late?
In The Dirty Parts of the Bible by Sam Torode, it’s 1939 and Tobias is a sheltered 19-year-old from Remus, Michigan when his father, a fire and brimstone Baptist preacher, wraps his car around a tree drunk driver and is blinded. In the preacher’s younger days, he was very accomplished and successful musician, but after being kicked in the head by a cow, he found God and buried the money as he could not live with the idea that it had come from evil work. Now disgraced and on the verge of homelessness, Tobias’s father sends him on a mission to travel from Michigan to Texas to find the money he buried. Along the way, Tobias meets up with the reality of living in the 30s from which he’s long been sheltered.