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Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

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Return once again to the enduring account of life in the Mojo lane, to the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, Bissinger chronicles one of the Panthers' dramatic seasons and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.

Synopsis:

The classic, best-selling story of life in the football-driven town of Odessa, Texas, with a new afterword that looks at the players and the town ten years later

About the Author

H.G. Bissinger has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, the National Headliner Award, and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for his reporting. The author of the highly acclaimed A Prayer for the City, he has written for the television series NYPD Blue and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306812828
Author:
Bissinger, H G
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Bissinger, H. G.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Football - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Southwest
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Permian High School (Odessa, Tex.) - Football
Subject:
Football -- Social aspects -- Texas -- Odessa.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Football General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22 oz

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