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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Brief Encounters with Che Guevara
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Fountain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 168 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857867117
    ISBN 10: 0857867113
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 813.6
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Main ed
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    16 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Ben Fountain is the author of the acclaimed short-story collection Brief Encounters with Che Guevara and 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.
    Review quote
    * Exceptional ... Each of these eight stories is as rich as a novel ... Heartbreaking, absurd, deftly drawn New York Times * Fountain has the storytelling gifts to bring the world home to us and a moral compass set to true north -- Gary Shteyngart * Brave, intelligent fiction Independent on Sunday * The work of a very talented writer who is keenly engaged with analysing American identity in the wider world... Beyond the pleasures of Fountain's vivid image-making and fluent storytelling, his collection's great accomplishment is the depth of reality it gives the foreign settings -- Chris Power Guardian * It is such an unexpected joy, in this age of introspection, to discover an American writer with a global outlook -- Jim Crace, author of BEING DEAD * Fountain writes with sparkle and dark humour Daily Express * In this first collection the author brings the virtuosity of Greene and le Carre to tales of foreign adventures Boston Globe * Impeccable ... an heir to Paul Theroux Kirkus Reviews * A collection of stories dealing with moral choices, with the complexity of what being decent can mean ... It's funny. And human. There's no pretense or cleverness - it's just a beautiful book Boston Globe * Fountain prowls similar turf to that of Tom Bissell, Gary Shteyngart and even early Thomas Pynchon ... an impressive performance from an author with a gift for reaching into the past and producing something compelling and new Los Angeles Times Book Review * Ben Fountain writes the kind of stories that Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene used to write ... full of complex adventure and off-balance humour San Diego Union-Tribune * [Fountain] offers pointed prose, nimble revelation . . [and] a rueful generosity towards a string of well-intentioned bumblers Philadelphia Inquirer