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 inescapably human.

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Ben Fountain is the author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara. He has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, and a Whiting Writers' Award, among other honors and awards. He and his family live in Dallas.

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“...exceptional story collection...” (New York Times Book Review)

“In this first collection the author brings the virtuosity of Greene and le Carre to tales of foreign adventures.” (Boston Globe)

“Brilliant...” (Seattle Times)

“An impressive and entertaining book of short stories...” (Newsday)

“An impeccable debut collection; if Fountain can keep it up, he’s an heir to Paul Theroux.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Exhilarating first story collection.” (New York Newsday)

“...exceptional story collection...” (Raleigh News & Observer)

“Ben Fountain writes deftly about fear and disorientation abroad in his first story collection.” (Outside magazine)

“[Fountain] is a gifted storyteller and his collection will blow your literary socks off.” (Tucson Citizen)

“Wildly plotted, astutely observed, and beautifully rendered.” (Daivd Means, author of Assorted Fire Events and The Secret Goldfish)

“Fountain has the storytelling gifts to bring the world home to us and a moral compass set to true north.” (Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan)

“Fountain’s confidence in taking on real world problems is matched by his reluctance to pontificate or judge.” (Nell Freudenberger, author of The Dissident)

“It is such an unexpected joy, in this age of introspection, to discover an American writer with a global outlook.” (Jim Crace, author of Genesis and Being Dead)

“Ben Fountain...blew me out of the water. These stories are absolutely jaw-dropping.” (Audrey Bullar, team leader, Jospeh-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, Ohio, for PW's Galley Talk)

“[A] brilliant...exhilarating book, filled with heavenly language and insight.” (Tom Bissell, author of Chasing the Sea and God Lives in St. Petersburg)

“. . .finely crafted. . . irony abounds in Fountain’s mini-theaters of the absurd.” (Texas Monthly)

“Fountain ... gets his message across without forsaking characterization and vivid descriptiveness. . .a revealing view of the human condition.” (Miami Herald)

“...Fountain’s stories reach for a broader engagement...This book is a step in the right direction.” (Boston Sunday Globe)

“. . .wonderful. . .lush, sophisticated...very funny. . .Fountain is an original...” (Boston Herald)

“Ben Fountain writes the kind of stories that Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene used to write.” (Dallas Morning News)

“. . .grand. . . darkly funny. . . important as anything you will see on the nightly news.” (Deseret Morning News)

“[Fountain’s] really a bright light on character in extreme conditions.” (Will Blythe, The News and Observer)

“An exceptional story collection. . . Heartbreaking, absurd, deftly drawn. . .” (New York Times Book Review)

“Ben Fountain writes the kind of stories that Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene used to write... (San Diego Union-Tribune)

“... Fountain[’s]excursions into foreign infernos have an innocence all their own.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

“Superb debut story collection... Fountain knows the Third World; he [writes] with a precision that suggests firsthand knowledge.” (Salon)

“The work of a talented writer pursuing compelling and complicated themes.” (Austin Chronicle)

“...an author with a gift for reaching into the past and producing something compelling and new.” (Los Angeles Book Review)

“Fountain is a writer to watch; better, a writer to read.” (Buffalo News)

“ ... Fountain chooses just the right details, metaphors, similes and descriptions...life rendered in sentences seem[s] as life lived.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“... an author with a gift for reaching into the past and producing something compelling and new.” (Baltimore Sun)

“Ben Fountain takes readers all over the world, navigating the alleys of the human soul with an expert’s hand.” (The California Aggie)

” ...the ambition and global outlook of Fountain’s fiction marks a welcome addition to the literature produced in our state.” (Houston Chronicle)

“Short-story collections don’t come much better than this. Brief Encounters With Che Guevara offers pointed prose, nimble revelation...” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

“Fountain... is the perfect author to convert people who don’t read short stories.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

“He imbues each narrative with an understanding of international politics and conflicts, and the sticky moral complexities involved.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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