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Billy Lynn's long halftime walk / Ben Fountain.

by Fountain, Ben [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Ecco, c2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 307 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780060885595; 0060885599; 9780060885618 (softcover); 0060885610 (softcover).Subject(s): Veterans -- Texas -- Fiction | Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Fiction | Football and war -- United States -- FictionGenre/Form: Satire.DDC classification: 813/.6 Online resources: Contributor biographical information Connect now | Publisher description Connect now Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2012.Summary: 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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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.

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2012.

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