Friday Night Lights (Paperback)
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Short Description for Friday Night Lights Return once again to the enduring account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history.
- Published: 22 August 2006
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780306815294 ISBN 10: 030681529X
- Sales rank: 51,826
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Full description for Friday Night Lights
Return once again to the enduring account of life in the Mojo lane, to the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its 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 inspires-and sometimes shatters-the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms. Includes Reader's Group Guide inside. Now a an NBC TV weekly drama series.