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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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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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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