Let's discuss "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Benjamin Fountain
Let s read and discuss ""Billy Lynn s Long Halftime Walk" by Benjamin Fountain.
This meeting will be IN PERSON for readers who are fully vaccinated. Please do not attend if you are not yet fully vaccinated.
The people who come will vote on the next book, so bring an idea :)
Remember that we re trying to read current-ish fiction (last 15 years) that is already in paperback and has won or been nominated for an award.
Billy Lynn s Long Half-Time Walk is 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.
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (2012), Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nominee for Fiction (2013), National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2012), Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Fiction (2013), Chautauqua Prize Nominee (2013)
National Book Award Finalist for Fiction (2012), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2012),