Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories

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The well-intentioned 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. In "Near-Extinct Birds of the Central Cordillera," an ornithologist being held hostage in the Colombian rain forest finds that he respects his captors for their commitment to a cause, until he realizes that the Revolution looks a lot like big business. In "The Good Ones Are Already Taken," the wife of a Special Forces officer battles a Haitian voodoo goddess with whom her husband is carrying on a not-entirely-spiritual relationship. And in "The Lion's Mouth," a disillusioned aid worker makes a Faustian bargain to become a diamond smuggler for the greater good. With masterful pacing and a robust sense of the absurd, each story in Brief Encounters with Che Guevara is a self-contained adventure, steeped in the heady mix of tragedy and danger, excitement and hope, that characterizes countries in transition.

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Fountain, Ben
Published by Harper Perennial (2006)
ISBN 10: 0061438421 ISBN 13: 9780061438424
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition; First Printing. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 229 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 36986a

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