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Ben Fountain

Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

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 inescapably human.

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

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“…exceptional story collection…”

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

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“. . .grand. . . darkly funny. . . important as anything you will see on the nightly news.”

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“. . .wonderful. . .lush, sophisticated...very funny. . .Fountain is an original...”

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

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“... Fountain[’s]excursions into foreign infernos have an innocence all their own.”

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

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“...exceptional story collection...”

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

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“[A] brilliant...exhilarating book, filled with heavenly language and insight.”

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“[Fountain’s] really a bright light on character in extreme conditions.”

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

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“An exceptional story collection. . . Heartbreaking, absurd, deftly drawn. . .”

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

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“An impressive and entertaining book of short stories...”

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

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

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

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“Ben Fountain writes the kind of stories that Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene used to write...

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“Ben Fountain...blew me out of the water. These stories are absolutely jaw-dropping.”

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“Brilliant...”

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“Exhilarating first story collection.”

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

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“Fountain has the storytelling gifts to bring the world home to us and a moral compass set to true north.”

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“Fountain is a writer to watch; better, a writer to read.”

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“Fountain’s confidence in taking on real world problems is matched by his reluctance to pontificate or judge.”

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“Fountain... is the perfect author to convert people who don’t rea” ...the ambition and global outlook of Fountain’s fiction marks a welcome addition to the literature produced in our state.”


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