The Resource Billy Lynn's long halftime walk, Ben Fountain

Billy Lynn's long halftime walk, Ben Fountain

Label
Billy Lynn's long halftime walk
Title
Billy Lynn's long halftime walk
Statement of responsibility
Ben Fountain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2012.
Cataloging source
AZZPT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fountain, Ben
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3606.O844
LC item number
B55 2012
Literary form
novels
Reading level
6.3
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Dallas Cowboys (Football team)
  • Heroes in mass media
  • Veterans
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Football and war
  • Texas
  • Dallas Cowboys (Football team)
  • United States
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Armed Forces
  • Football and war
  • Heroes in mass media
  • Veterans
  • Iraq
  • Texas
  • United States
Label
Billy Lynn's long halftime walk, Ben Fountain
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Adapted into a motion picture of the same title in 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn778579334
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780060885618
Lccn
2011275813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Billy Lynn's long halftime walk, Ben Fountain
Publication
Note
Adapted into a motion picture of the same title in 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn778579334
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780060885618
Lccn
2011275813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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