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Vernon God Little

Pierre, D. B. C

Editorial: Faber and Faber, London, UK, 2003
ISBN 10: 0571215157 / ISBN 13: 9780571215157
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Título: Vernon God Little

Editorial: Faber and Faber, London, UK

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition


Book Condition: Near Fine. Jacket Condition: Fine. This is a true UK first edition/first printing, with the numberline 10987654321 on the copyright page. Flat-signed by the author in blue ink to the title page, and unmarred by a dedication or date. The Booker Prize Winner 2003, by the hilarious and highly-original D.B.C. (Dirty But Clean) Pierre. Page edges a touch yellowed, and a tiny crease to the jacket. Otherwise, a fantastic, un-price-clipped copy of the scarce hardback, with a square book block, and no bookplates, inscriptions or marks. All of our books are protected by a removable plastic cover, and sent to you with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000206

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Sinopsis: Fifteen-year-old Vernon Gregory Little is in trouble, and it has something to do with the recent massacre of 16 students at his high school. Soon, the quirky backwater of Martirio, barbecue capital of Texas, is flooded with wannabe CNN hacks, eager for a scapegoat.

Críticas: 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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