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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
Title variation
Billy Lynns long halftime walk
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
Member of
Summary
Asked to be part of the Dallas Cowboys' halftime show on Thanksgiving, Specialist Billy Lynn, one of the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad, finds his life forever changed by this event that will help him understand difficult truths about himself
Theme
Tone
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2013
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2012.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10107557
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fountain, Ben
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O844
LC item number
B55 2012b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Center Point large print edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Dallas Cowboys (Football team)
  • Dallas Cowboys (Football team)
  • United States
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Heroes in mass media
  • Government publicity
  • Football and war
  • Armed Forces
  • Football and war
  • Government publicity
  • Heroes in mass media
  • Iraq
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Billy Lynn's long halftime walk, Ben Fountain
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn794838438
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point large print ed.
Extent
447 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611735352
Lccn
2012021326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781611735352
System control number
(OCoLC)794838438
Label
Billy Lynn's long halftime walk, Ben Fountain
Publication
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
ocn794838438
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point large print ed.
Extent
447 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611735352
Lccn
2012021326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781611735352
System control number
(OCoLC)794838438

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