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Vernon God Little

Vernon God Little

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When sixteen kids are shot on high school grounds, everyone looks for someone to blame. Meet Vernon Little, under arrest at the sheriff's office, a teenager wearing nothing but yesterday's underwear and his prized logo sneakers. Moments after the shooter, his best buddy, turns the gun on himself, Vernon is pinned as an accomplice. Out for revenge are the

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When sixteen kids are shot on high school grounds, everyone looks for someone to blame. Meet Vernon Little, under arrest at the sheriff's office, a teenager wearing nothing but yesterday's underwear and his prized logo sneakers. Moments after the shooter, his best buddy, turns the gun on himself, Vernon is pinned as an accomplice. Out for revenge are the townspeople, the cable news networks, and Deputy Vaine Gurie, a woman whose zeal for the Pritikin diet is eclipsed only by her appetite for barbecued ribs from the Bar-B-Chew Barn. So Vernon does what any red-blooded American teenager would do; he takes off for Mexico.

Vernon God Little is a provocatively satirical, riotously funny look at violence, materialism, and the American media.

Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Lethem
"Read [this book] not only for its dangerous relevance, but for the coruscating wit and raw vitality of its voice."
The New York Times Book Review
"Pierre renders adolescence brilliantly, capturing with seeming effortlessness the bright, contradictory hormone rush of teenage life."
The New Yorker - Joyce Carol Oates
"An unexpectedly moving first novel ... Raucous and brooding, coarse and lyric, corrosive and sentimental in about equal measure."
San Francisco Chronicle
If Huckleberry Finn were set on the Mexican-American border and written by the creators of South Park, it might read something like this.
Joyce Carol Oates
…[An] unexpectedly moving first novel…Pierre has a flawless ear for adolescent-boy speech.
—The New Yorker
Sam Sifton
…a dangerous, smart, ridiculous, and very funny first novel…Pierre renders adolescence brilliantly, capturing with seeming effortlessness the bright, contradictory hormone rush of teenage life.
—The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156029988
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

DBC Pierre is the pen name of Peter Finlay, who was born in Australia in 1961 and divided most of the first twenty-three years of his life between Texas and Mexico City. He lives in Ireland.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Ireland
Date of Birth:
1961
Place of Birth:
Reynella, Australia

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