Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel

by Ben Fountain

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | November 19, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: November 19, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060885610

ISBN - 13: 9780060885618

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel

by Ben Fountain

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: November 19, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060885610

ISBN - 13: 9780060885618

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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.

About the Author

Ben Fountain is the author ofBrief Encounters with Che Guevara. He has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, and a Whiting Writers'' Award, among other honors and awards. He and his family live in Dallas.

Editorial Reviews

?[A] masterly . . . tightly structured book [with] a sprawling amount of drama and emotion.? (The Rumpus)