Vernon God Little
By DBC Pierre
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In the town jail of Martirio, Texas under the terrifying care of the dynastic Gurie family, and wearing only his New Jack trainers and underpants fifteen-year-old Vernon Little is in trouble. His friend has just blown away sixteen of hi Continue
In the town jail of Martirio, Texas under the terrifying care of the dynastic Gurie family, and wearing only his New Jack trainers and underpants fifteen-year-old Vernon Little is in trouble. His friend has just blown away sixteen of his classmates before turning the gun on himself. And Vernon has become the focus of the whole town's need for vengeance, and the media's appetite for sensational content true or not. When the tricky Mr. Lesdema arrives in town with a covert mission to promote himself from TV repairman to crack CNN reporter Vernon thinks he has an ally. In fact, Lesdema is a villain of Machiavellian proportions. Vernon soon realizes that in this modern world innocence is definitely no defense. One distasteful arrangement with old Mr. Deutschman and $300 later, Vernon is headed for the border, for freedom and Mexico, and a much-anticipated date with the nigh-mythical Taylor Figueroa. But Texas isn't finished with Vernon yet. Vital, riotously funny, and energetic, Vernon God Little puts lust for vengeance, materialism, and trial by media squarely in the dock. Vernon himself emerges as the lovable upholder of love, truth, and homespun wisdom in a world gone mad.
- English Books
- Paperback 288 Pages
- ISBN-10: 0571215165
- ISBN-13: 9780571215164
- Publisher: Faber and Faber
- Publish date: 2005-06-09
- Dimensions: 129 mm x 774 mm x 1,289 mm Just how big is that?
- Also available as: Hardcover , School & Library Binding , Others , eBook
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