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Vernon God Little (2003)
By DBC Pierre


DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little is a dark comedy set in Texas during the aftermath of a local school shooting. The first-person novel is narrated by 15-year-old Vernon Little, who has been accused of being an accessory in the school shootings. Despite his innocence, Little flees his town, fearing the media and a possible death sentence. Vernon God Little is a satirical portrayal of American society and a 15-year-old's struggle to understand life.

Fun Fact: DBC Pierre is the pen name of an Australian writer named Peter Finlay, who lived much of his life in Mexico and Texas.

Next: The Line of Beauty (2004)
By Alan Hollinghurst

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