Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel

Mass Market Paperback | October 25, 2016

byBen Fountain

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New York Times Bestseller
Now a Major Motion Picture

“Brilliantly done . . . grand, intimate, and joyous.”
—New York Times Book Review

“Mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters: read this giant-hearted novel.”
—MARIA SEMPLE, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Three minutes and forty-three seconds of intensive warfare with Iraqi insurgents—caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew—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 public support for the war. On this rainy Thanksgiving Day, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show.

Among the Bravos is nineteen-year-old 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 team’s owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a born-again 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.

Poignant, riotously funny, and exquisitely heartbreaking, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is a searing and powerful novel that has cemented Ben Fountain’s reputation as one of the finest writers of his generation.

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New York Times BestsellerNow a Major Motion Picture“Brilliantly done . . . grand, intimate, and joyous.”—New York Times Book Review“Mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters: read this giant-hearted novel.”—MARIA SEMPLE, author of Where’d You Go, BernadetteThree minutes and forty-three seconds of intensive warfare with Iraqi insurgents—cau...

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New York Times BestsellerNow a Major Motion Picture“Brilliantly done . . . grand, intimate, and joyous.”—New York Times Book Review“Mothers, father, sons, and daughters: read this giant-hearted novel.”—MARIA SEMPLE, author of Where’d You Go, BernadetteThree minutes and forty-three seconds of intensive warfare with Iraqi insurgents—caug...

Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 0.76 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062656562

ISBN - 13:9780062656568

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“The best book about the Iraq War and Destiny’s Child that you’ll ever read.”