Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, A Dream

Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, A Dream


By (author) H. G. Bissinger

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 612mm x 33mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 28 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0306814250
  • ISBN 13: 9780306814259
  • Edition statement: export ed
  • Illustrations note: 30 b/w photos

Product description

Coming this spring, the long-awaited screen version of the book that has sold over half a million copies Friday Night Lights is the best-selling story of life in the football-driven town of Odessa, Texas, and how the town's passion for the team inspires - and sometimes shatters - the young men who wear the Panthers uniform. Socially and racially divided, Odessa's fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, Bissinger chronicles one of the Panthers' dramatic seasons and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and the teenagers who are part of it. Now a major film from Universal Pictures, directed by Peter Berg and starring Billy Bob Thornton. This special tie-in edition features a bound-in Reader's Guide.

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Author information

H.G. Bissinger has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, the National Headliner Award and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for his reporting.