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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

(2012)
A novel by

 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents at "the battle of Al-Ansakar Canal" - three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew - has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. For the past two weeks, the Bush administration has sent them on a media-intensive nationwide Victory Tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. Now, on this chilly and rainy Thanksgiving, the Bravos are guests of America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys, slated to be part of the halftime show alongside the superstar pop group Destiny's Child.

Among the Bravos is the Silver Star-winning hero of Al-Ansakar Canal, Specialist William Lynn, a nineteen-year-old Texas native. Amid clamoring patriots sporting flag pins on their lapels and Support Our Troops bumper stickers on their cars, the Bravos are thrust into the company of the Cowboys' hard-nosed businessman/owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a luscious born-again Cowboys cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized pro players eager for a vicarious taste of war. Among these faces Billy sees those of his family - his worried sisters and broken father - and Shroom, the philosophical sergeant who opened Billy's mind and died in his arms at Al-Ansakar.

Over the course of this day, Billy will begin to understand difficult truths about himself, his country, his struggling family, and his brothers-in-arms - soldiers both dead and alive. In the final few hours before returning to Iraq, Billy will drink and brawl, yearn for home and mourn those missing, face a heart-wrenching decision, and discover pure love and a bitter wisdom far beyond his years.

Poignant, riotously funny, and exquisitely heartbreaking, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is a devastating portrait of our time, a searing and powerful novel that cements Ben Fountain's reputation as one of the finest writers of his generation.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print))
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 1-61173-535-1 / 978-1-61173-535-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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January 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 0-85786-438-6 / 978-0-85786-438-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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May 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 0-06-088559-9 / 978-0-06-088559-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 1-78211-828-4 / 978-1-78211-828-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 1-78211-829-2 / 978-1-78211-829-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 0-06-265656-2 / 978-0-06-265656-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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September 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 0-06-264402-5 / 978-0-06-264402-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Deluxe Edition
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 0-06-246442-6 / 978-0-06-246442-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 0-85786-440-8 / 978-0-85786-440-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 1-4712-3978-0 / 978-1-4712-3978-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 0-06-088561-0 / 978-0-06-088561-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 0-85786-452-1 / 978-0-85786-452-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 1-4417-1025-6 / 978-1-4417-1025-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 1-4417-1024-8 / 978-1-4417-1024-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 1-4417-1026-4 / 978-1-4417-1026-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : UK Audio CD
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
ISBN: 1-4712-1843-0 / 978-1-4712-1843-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

July 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel
Author(s): Ben Fountain
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Author(s): Ben Fountain
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel
Author(s): Ben Fountain
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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