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Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories - Ben Fountain
Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories
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The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught—to both disastrous and hilarious effect—in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain's prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate connection between the foreign, the familiar, and the... show more
The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught—to both disastrous and hilarious effect—in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain's prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate connection between the foreign, the familiar, and the inescapably human.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060885601 (0060885602)
ASIN: 60885602
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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willemite
willemite rated it
Brief Encounters with Che Guevara is a 2006 collection of eight brilliant short stories by Ben Fountain, author of the wonderful novel, Billy Lynn's Long Half-Time Walk. Brief Encounters established Fountain’s reputation as a writer to watch, earning him a PEN Award, a Whiting Writers Award, an O H...
Midu Reads
Midu Reads rated it
3.0 Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories
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MarginMan
MarginMan rated it
4.0 Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories
An interesting collection, if only because the stories are about places Americans don't read about much. Colombia, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, etc. The one story that takes place in the U.S. was the weakest one, for me. "Fantasy for Eleven Fingers" (an Austrian piano prodigy with an extra finger), "Near-...
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