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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and a finalist for the National Book Award!

From the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed short story collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, comes Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk ("The Catch-22 of the Iraq War" —Karl Marlantes).

A razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq, it explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad.

Ben Fountain’s remarkable debut novel 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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    rather a dull book, but a great discussion.
    since we talked about it a little, here is the link to the non-fiction book club I run:

    February 4, 2014

  • Nancy K.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight. :) sorry you aren't well, Gariety, feel better soon!

    February 3, 2014

  • Gariety P.

    I came down with a really bad cold - don't want to get anyone sick. See you next time.

    February 2, 2014

  • Jason F. C.

    You can also get it on Amazon for $4.00 used, but there may not be time left for that avenue. I really liked it btw and am looking forward to explaining why. Peace all.

    January 27, 2014

  • Nancy K.

    I bought it for my Nook. It was 2.99. So it is easy to find as an eBook. Not sure on the real book version. Anyone else?

    January 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I got it from the library, no waiting list. it's hard going, though. past page 100 and nothing has happened

      January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone else having a hard time finding this book?

    January 25, 2014

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