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Billy Lynn's long halftime walk

Author: Ben Fountain
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents -- three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare 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 support for the war. On this rainy Thanksgiving Day, the Bravos are guests of the Dallas Cowboys, slated to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Satirical literature
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Fountain
ISBN: 9780060885595 0060885599 9780060885618 0060885610
OCLC Number: 778579334
Notes: Adapted into a motion picture of the same title in 2016.
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2012.
Description: 307 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ben Fountain.

Abstract:

A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents -- three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare 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 support for the war. On this rainy Thanksgiving Day, 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.
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