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Vernon God Little. **SIGNED**

Pierre, D. B. C.

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ISBN 10: 1841954608 / ISBN 13: 9781841954608
Published by Canongate, New York, 2003
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Softcover. 276 pages. Advance Reading Copy (ARC). SIGNED by Author. Original Pictorial Wraps. Book Condition: Fine, The First US edition of the author's Booker Prize-winning novel. Signed by the author on the title page. A tight, clean and crisp copy SIGNED and inscribed by the author. Collectible. First American Edition. ARC/Proof.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 00211

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Title: Vernon God Little. **SIGNED**

Publisher: Canongate, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Softcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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In the small town of Martirio, Texas, fifteen-year-old Vernon Little finds himself in deep trouble after his best friend Jesus kills sixteen of his classmates before committing suicide as he becomes the target of both vengeful townspeople in search of vengeance and justice and the media's thirst for sensation. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

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The surprise winner of the 2003 Man Booker Prize, DBC Pierre's debut novel, Vernon God Little, makes few apologies in its darkly comedic portrait of Martirio, Texas, a town reeling in the aftermath of a horrific school shooting. Fifteen-year-old Vernon Little narrates the first-person story with a cynical twang and a four-letter barb for each of his diet-obsessed townsfolk. His mother, endlessly awaiting the delivery of a new refrigerator, seems to exist only to twist an emotional knife in his back; her friend, Palmyra, structures her life around the next meal at the Bar-B-Chew Barn; officer Vaine Gurie has Vernon convicted of the crime before she's begun the investigation; reporter Eulalio Ledesma hovers between a comforting father-figure and a sadistic Bond villain; and Jesus, his best friend in the world, is dead--a victim of the killings. As his life explodes before him, Vernon flees his home in pursuit of a tropical fantasy: a cabin on a beach in Mexico he once saw in the movie Against All Odds. But the police--and TV crews--are in hot pursuit.

Vernon God Little is a daring novel and demands a patient reader, not because it is challenging to read--Pierre's prose flows effortlessly, only occasionally slipping from the unmistakable voice of his hero--but because the book skates so precariously between the almost taboo subject of school violence and the literary gamesmanship of postmodern fiction. Yet, as the novel unfolds, Pierre's parodic version of American culture never crosses the line into caricature, even when it climaxes in a death-row reality TV show. And Vernon, whose cynicism and smart-ass "learnings" give way to a poignant curiosity about the meaning of life, becomes a fully human, profoundly sympathetic character. --Patrick O'Kelley

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