Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Publication Year:
2012
Usage 22
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Repository URL:
https://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/dlpp_all/191
Author(s):
Fountain, Ben
Publisher(s):
Ecco
Tags:
2013; Fiction Runners-Up; 2013, Fiction Runners-Up; Arts and Humanities; Creative Writing; Fiction; History
book description
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.