Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

A Town, A Team, and A Dream

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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles a football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed All-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team.

Perseus Publishing
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. Includes Reader's Group Guide inside.Now a major motion picture starring Billy Bob Thorton.

Return once again to the enduring account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history.


Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2004
Edition: Da Capo Press movie tie-in ed
ISBN: 9780306814259
0306814250
9780306813740
0306813742
Branch Call Number: 796.332 BIS
796.332 BIS
Characteristics: xiv, 371 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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pasmendiola
Apr 18, 2014

one of the best sports books ever written, and one of the best looks at the obsessive needs a town places on their children

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reedstevens
Aug 03, 2012

Heck of a TV series, too. Sorry to see it end.

austinmurphy Jan 30, 2012

If there's a better book about the way sports obsession can simultaneously exalt and ruin the lives of young men and the society that envelops them, I haven't read it.

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