|Vernon God Little (2003) [Novel]|
by D.B.C. Pierre
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Fifteen-year-old Vernon 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 invitations 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 for the killings at Vernon's feet. Eulalio Ledesma, in particular, sniffs out the opportunity to make good at Vernon's expense and as the media net tightens, Vernon finds himself drawn into a series of increasingly bizarre circumstances. Eventually, with the LSD safely diluted in the ginseng, and essential travel funds procured from a distasteful tradeoff with old Mr. Deutschman, he succumbs to the workings of Fate and takes off for Mexico and a date -- or so he hopes -- with the divine Taylor Figueroa.
Original title: Vernon God Little
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor