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The Resource Billy Lynn's long halftime walk : a novel, Ben Fountain, (electronic resource)

Billy Lynn's long halftime walk : a novel, Ben Fountain, (electronic resource)

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Billy Lynn's long halftime walk : a novel
Title
Billy Lynn's long halftime walk
Title remainder
a novel
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Ben Fountain
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eng
Summary
A finalist for the National Book Award! A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents at "the battle of Al-Ansakar Canal"?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. For the past two weeks, the Bush administration has sent them on a media-intensive nationwide Victory Tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. Now, on this chilly and rainy Thanksgiving, the Bravos are guests of America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys, slated to be part of the halftime show alongside the superstar pop group Destiny's Child. Among the Bravos is the Silver Star?winning hero of Al-Ansakar Canal, Specialist William Lynn, a nineteen-year-old Texas native. Amid clamoring patriots sporting flag pins on their lapels and Support Our Troops bumper stickers on their cars, the Bravos are thrust into the company of the Cowboys' hard-nosed businessman/owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a luscious born-again Cowboys cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized pro players eager for a vicarious taste of war. Among these faces Billy sees those of his family?his worried sisters and broken father?and Shroom, the philosophical sergeant who opened Billy's mind and died in his arms at Al-Ansakar. Over the course of this day, Billy will begin to understand difficult truths about himself, his country, his struggling family, and his brothers-in-arms?soldiers both dead and alive. In the final few hours before returning to Iraq, 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.Poignant, riotously funny, and exquisitely heartbreaking, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is a devastating portrait of our time, a searing and powerful novel that cements Ben Fountain's reputation as one of the finest writers of his generation
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Fountain, Ben
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  • Veterans
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Football and war
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Billy Lynn's long halftime walk : a novel, Ben Fountain, (electronic resource)
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  • 1 online resource
  • 320 p.
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9780062096821
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Label
Billy Lynn's long halftime walk : a novel, Ben Fountain, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 320 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062096821
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
at96z9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)at96z9
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 1.5 MB)

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