Ben Fountain discusses and signs Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents at "the battle of Al-Ansakar Canal" has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. After a media-intensive tour, 19-year-old Specialist William Lynn finds himself as a guest of the Dallas Cowboys, slated to be part of the halftime show alongside the superstar pop group Destiny's Child. 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. Poignant, riotously funny, and exquisitely heartbreaking, this novel is a devastating portrait of our time.


Event date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd
91101 Pasadena
ISBN: 9780060885595
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Published: Ecco Press - May 2012