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Fountain, Ben; Book reviews; Motion picture reviews; Patriotism; National Football League
Four years ago Ben Fountain’s disturbing novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, was published to critical acclaim and an eventual National Book Award nomination. It was one of the first pieces of fiction coming out of the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In July of 2013 I wrote that Fountain’s novel was an important work addressing the issue of the relationship between American sports fans and American soldiers who are commonly acclaimed as American heroes.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" (2016). On Sport and Society. 631.