Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Paperback
by Ben Fountain
His whole nation is celebrating what is the worst day of his life Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from Iraq. And he's a hero. Billy and the rest of Bravo Company were filmed defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious firefight.
Now Bravo's three minutes of extreme bravery is a YouTube sensation and the Bush Administration has sent them on a nationwide Victory Tour.
During the final hours of the tour Billy will mix with the rich and powerful, endure the politics and praise of his fellow Americans - and fall in love.
He'll face hard truths about life and death, family and friendship, honour and duty.
Tomorrow he must go back to war.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780857864406
- Paperback from £7.15
- EPUB from £4.80
Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.
Review by alexrichman
Witty and warm, if occasionally implausible, it's a cunning look at patriotism, consumerism and propaganda. And violence. And cheerleaders.