“If Huckleberry Finn were set on the Mexican-American border and written by the creators of South Park, it might read something like this.” San Francisco Chronicle
“[An] unexpectedly moving first novel . . . Pierre has a flawless ear for adolescent-boy speech.” Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker
Hailed by the critics and lauded for its riotously funny and scathing portrayal of America
in an age of trial by media, materialism, and violence, Vernon God Little
was an international sensation when it was first published in 2003 and awarded the prestigious Man Booker Prize.
The memorable portrait of America
is seen through the eyes of a wry, young, protagonist. Fifteen-year-old Vernon
narrates the story with a cynical twang and a four-letter barb for each of his townsfolk, a medley of characters. With a plot involving a school shooting and death-row reality TV shows, Pierre
’s effortless prose and dialogue combine to form a novel of postmodern gamesmanship.