Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

by

Ben Fountain

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Pussy Boy Character Analysis

Pussy Boy, whose real name is never states, was Kathryn's fiancé. After Kathryn's car accident, pussy boy, a rich and selfish twenty-something, broke off their engagement because he couldn't stand her damaged face. Billy took it upon himself to destroy pussy boy's car in retaliation and also chased him across a parking lot with a crowbar—the very reason Billy ends up in the military.
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Pussy Boy Character Timeline in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

The timeline below shows where the character Pussy Boy appears in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
2. A Private in the Infantry
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...but she miraculously survived. Her plastic surgeon assured her that she'd look normal again but pussy boy , as Billy calls him, had called off their engagement because he couldn't handle her... (full context)
Family and Brotherhood Theme Icon
Heroism and Humanity Theme Icon
Kathryn threw her ring in pussy boy 's face, but Billy took it a step further by destroying the car with a... (full context)