Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

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By (author) Ben Fountain

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 307 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 26 February 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0060885610
  • ISBN 13: 9780060885618
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 22,524

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A finalist for the National Book Award!Three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare with Iraqi insurgents has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. Now they're on a media-intensive nationwide tour to reinvigorate support for the war. On this rainy Thanksgiving, the Bravos are guests of the Dallas Cowboys, slated to be part of the halftime show alongside Destiny's Child.Among the Bravos is Specialist Billy Lynn. Surrounded by patriots sporting flag pins on their lapels and Support Our Troops bumper stickers, he is thrust into the company of the Cowboys' owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a born-again Cowboys cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized players eager for a vicarious taste of war. Over the course of this day, Billy will drink and brawl, yearn for home and mourn those missing, face a heart-wrenching decision, and discover pure love and a bitter wisdom far beyond his years.

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Author information

Ben Fountain is the author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara. He has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writers¿ Award, an O. Henry Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and two Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Awards, among other honors and awards. His fiction has been published in Harper¿s, the Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Stories from the South: The Year¿s Best, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times and the New York Times Sunday Magazine, among other publications. His coverage of post-earthquake Haiti was nationally broadcast on the radio show This American Life. He and his family live in Dallas, Texas.

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"The best book about the Iraq War and Destiny's Child that you'll ever read."--Entertainment Weekly

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