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Vernon God Little : a 21st century comedy in the presence of death

Author: D B C Pierre
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vernon Gregory Little has secrets, but none of them - or so he assumes - have anything to do with the recent massacre of 16 students at his high school. This novel depicts simple humanity in a complex world and poses questions about culpability and priorities in a hypocritical, media-saturated world.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Black humor (Literature)
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D B C Pierre
ISBN: 0571216420 9780571216420 0571215157 9780571215157
OCLC Number: 50936799
Awards: Winner of Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2003.
Winner of Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2003.
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 2003.
Shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award 2003.
Shortlisted for Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 2003.
Description: 279 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: D.B.C. Pierre.

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