Brief Encounters with Che Guevara by Ben Fountain

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...Che Guevara, like Billy Lynn, is the work of a very talented writer who is keenly engaged with analysing American identity in the wider world.
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This debut collection from the man Malcolm Gladwell described as a genius took readers by storm. From the slums of Haiti to a golf course in Myanmar, and from the Colombian jungle to the diamond mines of Sierra Leone, Ben Fountain's impeccable and devastatingly funny stories describe a world in political and social upheaval, and the lives caught in the balance.
 

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Ben Fountain is the author of the acclaimed short-story collection Brief Encounters with Che Guevaraand a debut novel, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, which won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2012 National Book Award. In addition, he has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, an O. Henry Award and two Pushcart Prizes. He was also shortlisted for the International Author of the Year Award in 2012. His fiction has been published in Harper's, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story and Stories from the South: The Year's Best, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times among other publications. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 239 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Fiction
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Reviewed by Chris Power on Jun 28 2013

...Che Guevara, like Billy Lynn, is the work of a very talented writer who is keenly engaged with analysing American identity in the wider world.

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