Vernon God Little

Vernon God Little

by D B C Pierre (Author)

Synopsis

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2003 WINNER OF THE 2003 WHITBREAD FIRST NOVEL PRIZE Named as one of the 100 Best Things in the World by GQ magazine in 2003, the riotous adventures of Vernon Gregory Little in small town Texas and beachfront Mexico mark one of the most spectacular, irreverent and bizarre debuts of the 21st century so far. Its depiction of innocence and simple humanity (all seasoned with a dash of dysfunctional profanity) in an evil world is never less than astonishing. 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. 'A showpiece of superb comic writing ...Out of the detritus of a morally bankrupt society, Pierre has fashioned a work of comic art.' Sunday Telegraph 'In a just world, this ridiculously funny first novel would come free with every television set ...Not since reading John Kennedy O'Toole's masterpiece, A Confederacy of Dunces ...have I laughed so much or felt such sheer delight at the discovery of a wholly fresh comic voice ...this novel reads like a modern day fairytale.' Mail on Sunday

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Format: Paperback
WFTC1:0
Pages: 288
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 09 Jun 2005

ISBN 10: 0571215165
ISBN 13: 9780571215164
Book Overview: Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre - winner of the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Prize in 2003 - is a controversial and astonishing reminder that desperate times throw up the unlikeliest of heroes.
Prizes: Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2003 and Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2003 and Booker Prize for Fiction 2003. Shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award 2003 and Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 2003.

Author Bio
When not travelling far and wide DBC Pierre divides his time between England and a mountainside in Ireland. Vernon God Little, his debut novel, won the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award, and was followed by Ludmila's Broken English and Lights Out in Wonderland. He is also the author of a collection of short fictions, Petit Mal, and a Hammer novella, Breakfast with the Borgias.