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The Resource Vernon God Little : a 21st century comedy in the presence of death, D.B.C. Pierre

Vernon God Little : a 21st century comedy in the presence of death, D.B.C. Pierre

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Vernon God Little : a 21st century comedy in the presence of death
Title
Vernon God Little
Title remainder
a 21st century comedy in the presence of death
Statement of responsibility
D.B.C. Pierre
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The only novel to be set in the barbecue sauce capital of Central Texas, Vernon God Little suggests that desperate times throw up the most unlikely of heroes
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Gregory Little is in trouble. And it has something to do with the recent massacre of sixteen students at his high school. News of the tragedy serves as open invitaiton to the media and soon the quirky backwater of Martirio is flooded with wannabe CNN hacks all-too-keen to lay claim to their fifteen minutes, and lay the blame at Vernon's feet. As the media net tightens, Vernon finds himself drawn into a series of increasingly bizarre circumstances. Eventually, he succumbs to the workings of Fate and takes off for Mexico and a date, or so he hopes, with the divine Taylor Figueroa.
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Tone
Award
  • Whitbread Book Award for First Novel, 2003.
  • Booker Prize, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
Awards note
  • Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award for Comic Writing winner. 2003.
  • Man Booker Prize winner, 2003.
  • Whitbread best first novel winner. 2003.
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121029
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Pierre, D. B. C
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Drugs
  • Massacres
  • Teenage boys
  • High school students
  • School violence
  • Teenage boys
  • Massacres
  • Drugs
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
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a 21st century comedy in the presence of death
Label
Vernon God Little : a 21st century comedy in the presence of death, D.B.C. Pierre
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052463137
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780571215164
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)752899210
Label
Vernon God Little : a 21st century comedy in the presence of death, D.B.C. Pierre
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052463137
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780571215164
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)752899210

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