Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories
Publish date: August 1st 2006
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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...
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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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