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Author: Ben Fountain Narrator: Christian Baskous Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9780062318954
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lively work, with much to detest and much to enjoy.”

    Publishers Weekly

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


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

    Boston Globe

  • “An exceptional story collection.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Winner of the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award in 2007

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About the Author

Ben Fountain is a New York Times bestselling author and the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award as well as the O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes, among other honors. His fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Paris Review, and Zoetrope: All-Story. He is the fiction editor of Southwest Review and lives with his wife and their two children in Dallas.

About the Narrator

Christian Baskous is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. His theatrical credits include numerous roles in the New York Shakespeare Festival, Circle in the Square, the Kennedy Center, and Theater for the New City, as well as other regional theaters. His film and television work includes appearances in Glory, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Law & Order, Swan’s Crossing, and Swift Justice.