Friday Night Lights

Author(s): H. G. Bissinger

America

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.. 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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780306809903
  • : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
  • : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
  • : July 2000
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 10th
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 400
  • : 30 b&w illustrations
  • : H. G. Bissinger
  • : Paperback