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Billy Lynn's long halftime walk

Author: Ben Fountain
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq that explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. Follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters, and cheerleaders. Asked to be part of the Dallas Cowboys' halftime show on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Fountain
ISBN: 9780060885595 0060885599 9780060885618 0060885610
OCLC Number: 778579334
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2012.
Description: 307 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ben Fountain.

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A satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq that explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. Follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters, and cheerleaders. Asked to be part of the Dallas Cowboys' halftime show on Thanksgiving, Specialist Billy Lynn, one of the eight surviving men of the Bravo Squad, finds his life forever changed by this event that causes him to better understand difficult truths about himself.
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