Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition

A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Product Number: EB00700249
Released: Mar 15, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780306902222
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Return once again to the timeless account of 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, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires-and sometimes shatters-the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.

Author(s): H.G. Bissinger
Original Publish Date: Aug 11, 2015

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