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Posts by: Elizabeth Word Gutting

billy lynn's long halftime walk, ben fountain

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain

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Anyone who aspires to write will find the story of Ben Fountain—and the story of how his first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, came to be —both inspiring and heart-rending. Fountain began writing fiction at the age of thirty. He did not begin by dabbling, dangling pretty sentences together in the mornings before work or the hours after.

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