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Fountain, Ben. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Ecco: HarperCollins. ISBN 9780060885595. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062096821. F
A member of Bravo Squad, whose fiercely fought battle in Iraq was caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew, Billy Lynn is on a victory tour of sorts with the survivors. In a compacted but unrushed time frame, Fountain effectively captures both the transformative experiences of one young man and the horrific impact of war. As he ponders life choices, Billy makes a surprising decision, bringing to a conclusion a perfect read. (LJ 5/15/12)—Barbara Hoffert

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    Fountain, Ben. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Ecco: HarperCollins. ISBN 9780060885595. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062096821. F

    A member of Bravo Squad, whose fiercely fought battle in Iraq was caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew, Billy Lynn is on a victory tour of sorts with the survivors. In a compacted but unrushed time frame, Fountain effectively captures both the transformative experiences of one young man and the horrific impact of war. As he ponders life choices, Billy makes a surprising decision, bringing to a conclusion a perfect read. (LJ 5/15/12)—Barbara Hoffert

    See all of Library Journal's Best Books 2012: Top Ten

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    Fountain, by the way, is the winner of the Center for Fiction’s 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.
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