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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain.. Something of a serious literary writer takes on the kind of story that’s even bigger than everything that’s big in Texas. This may set the bar on Gulf War novels for a long time.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"It’s a darkly humorous satire about the war at home, absurd and believable at the same time."

Esquire

"[An] inspired, blistering war novel…Though it covers only a few hours, the book is a gripping, eloquent provocation. Class, privilege, power, politics, sex, commerce and the life-or-death dynamics of battle all figure in Billy Lynn’s surreal game day experience."

The New York Times

Author bio: Ben Fountain has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writers Award, an O.Henry Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and two Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Awards, among other honors and awards. His fiction has been published in Harper's, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Stories from the South: The Year's Best, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times and The New York Times Sunday Magazine, among other publications. His reportage on post-earthquake Haiti was nationally broadcast on the radio show This American Life. He and his family live in Dallas, Texas. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060885599/ref=s9_al_bw_g14_ir04?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1K1HWQYF8T82BTVEJV8R&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1380789642&pf_rd_i=3003015011

Book Details: General Fiction; (320 pp. Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Billy-Lynns-Long-Halftime-Walk/?isbn=9780060885595

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