Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel by Ben Fountain

The novel follows Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old soldier, who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. During the tour, they're honored at a Dallas Cowboys game, which exposes the commercialization and shallow appreciation of their sacrifices. Amidst the celebration, Billy grapples with his understanding of heroism, patriotism, family, and the stark contrast between the realities of war and America's perceptions.

The 2306th greatest book of all time


Published
2012
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-320
Words
92,000
Original Language
English

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