Ben Fountain - Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel
Harvard Book Store
Thursday, May 10 / 7:00pm
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel
@ Harvard Book Store | 1256 Mass. Ave.
This event is free. No tickets are necessary.
Harvard Book Store is delighted to welcome award-winning author BEN FOUNTAIN for a reading of his first novel, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.
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. 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.