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Ben Fountain (born 1958) is an American fiction writer currently living in Dallas, Texas. He has won many awards including a PEN/Hemingway award for Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories (2007) and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for his debut novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2012).

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and a finalist for the National Book Award!

From the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed short story collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, comes Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk ("The Catch-22 of the Iraq War" —Karl Marlantes).

A razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq, it explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war...
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New York Times Bestseller
Now a Major Motion Picture

“Brilliantly done . . . grand, intimate, and joyous.”
—New York Times Book Review

“Mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters: read this giant-hearted novel.”
—MARIA SEMPLE, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Three minutes and forty-three seconds of intensive warfare with Iraqi insurgents—caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew—has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into...
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The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught—to both disastrous and hilarious effect—in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain’s prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate connection between the foreign, the familiar, and the inescapably human.
Book cover from Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution by Ben Fountain
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In a sweeping work of reportage set over the course of 2016, New York Times bestselling author Ben Fountain recounts a surreal year of politics and an exploration of the third American existential crisis

Twice before in its history, the United States has been faced with a crisis so severe it was forced to reinvent itself in order to survive: first, the struggle over slavery, culminating in the Civil War, and the second, the Great Depression, which led to President Roosevelt’s New Deal...
Book cover from Astoria to Zion: Twenty-Six Stories of Risk and Abandon from Ecotones First Decade by Ben Fountain
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In his introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2008, Salman Rushdie called Ecotone one of a handful of journals on which "the health of the American short story depends." Now at the close of an award-winning first decade, the magazine has established itself as a preeminent venue for original short fiction from both recognized and emerging writers, with more than twenty stories from sixteen issues reprinted or noted in the Best American, New Stories from the South, Pushcart, and PEN/O....
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From Chicago to Chisinau-Aleksandar Hemon on the trail of an anarchist: "How did his hope so quickly turn to disappointment? How did the Land of the Free kill him, at the age of nineteen, months after he had arrived? This is what I wanted to write about." "Psychic castration"-Les Murray looks back on his school years: "When American students asked me many years later what I thought about the Columbine massacre, I horrified them by saying, ëWeíre shooting back now.í" Short fiction by A. S....
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《漫长的中场休息》是美国作家本·方登的长篇小说,也是李安电影《比利·林恩的中场战事》原著。 比利·林恩所在的B班士兵,在伊拉克赢得了一场3分43秒的短暂胜利。一夜间,他们成了美国的英雄。 每个人都说着"感谢你们",记者、好莱坞导演蜂拥而至。他们甚至还被邀请参加超级碗的中场秀。...
Book cover from A Longa Caminhada de Billy Lynn (Em Portugues do Brasil) by Ben Fountain
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O livro que deu origem ao filme do aclamado diretor Ang Lee. Em plena guerra do Iraque, a equipe de uma emissora de TV registra uma violenta batalha de soldados americanos contra insurgentes iraquianos. Três minutos e quarenta e três segundos de brutalidade são suficientes para transformar o jovem cabo Billy Lynn e seus sete companheiros sobreviventes do esquadrão Bravo em heróis nacionais. Os oito militares são convidados pelo governo para realizar uma Turnê da Vitória, cruzando os...