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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Author: Ben Fountain
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His whole nation is celebrating what is the worst day of his life. Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from Iraq. And he's a hero. Billy and the rest of Bravo Company were filmed defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious firefight. Now Bravo's three minutes of extreme bravery is a YouTube sensation and the Bush Administration has sent them on a nationwide Victory Tour. During the final hours of the tour Billy will mix with the rich and powerful, endure the politics and praise of his fellow Americans - and fall in love. He'll face hard truths about life and death, family and friendship, honour and duty. Tomorrow he must go back to war.

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To be adapted into a major motion picture directed by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee
Winner of National Book Critics Circle Awards 2013.

Brilliant: funny, involving, warm-hearted, a book for our times - Rachel Cook Observer A fierce, exhilarating novel about the Iraq war ... And it is terrific: eloquent and angry, funny and poignant - Theo Tait Guardian Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is not merely good; it's Pulitzer Prize-quality good ... A bracing, fearless and uproarious satire of how contemporary war is waged San Francisco Chronicle Astonishingly brilliant ... a scathing portrait of America, lightened by the humour of Billy and a beguiling born-again cheerleader. The writing crackles off the page- Bernard Cornwell I love this. It's a modern day classic - Nick Hornby

Author description

Ben Fountain is the author of the acclaimed short-story collection Brief Encounters with Che Guevara. Among other honours, he has won the PEN/Hemingway Award, an O. Henry Prize and two Pushcart Prizes and the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. In 2012, he was a finalist for the National Book Award and was shortlisted for the International Author of the Year Award. His fiction has been published in Harper's, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story and Stories from the South: The Year's Best. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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General Fields

  • : 9780857864406
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : December 2012
  • : 129mm X 198mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Main
  • : 320
  • : Ben Fountain
  • : 813.6
  • : Paperback