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The stories share a common interest in the insularity of Americans and how they cope abroad. Indeed, one of the most compelling aspects of the collection is how great the divide is between the Americans and the populace. Does a story about Haiti have to head there? Still, Fountain is able to make the story entertaining, and despite any qualms about the depths of his examinations, he is always able to compel the reader to turn the page and discover what happens next.

While the corrupt police chief, the exploitative businessmen, and the articulate revolutionary who moonlights as a doctor might be realistic, they seem too familiar, not distinct enough to be specific individuals. In Ben Fountain's collection of short stories, , the predominantly American protagonists are wide-eyed and naive, displaced in dangerous countries like Haiti and Sierra Leone, where they become involved in such dramatic situations as smuggling operations, illegal land deals, and guerrilla revolutions. And among the eight works, Fountain seems to be exploring something vital, his characters acting as acknowledgments of the global community and the complications of being an American in the world at large.

We read stories about travel for the same reasons we visit other countries: to explore cultures and histories, to glimpse how other people live, to gain a fresh view of ourselves and how we are perceived. When an ornithologist is captured by Colombian rebels in "Near-Extinct Birds of the Central Cordillera," his life is threatened a number of times, but his concern soon shifts from worrying about being shot to the rare parrot in danger of extinction. While the central characters are convincingly shaded, the side characters can be more problematic, sometimes verging on the predictable. The work of a talented writer pursuing compelling and complicated themes, Justin St.

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    25.08.2006 · Brief Encounters With Che Guevara: Stories. by Ben Fountain Ecco, 229 pp., $24.95. We read stories about travel for the same reasons we visit other ...
    Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories, Ben Fountain

    The stories share a common interest in the insularity of Americans and how they cope abroad. When an ornithologist is captured by Colombian rebels in "Near-Extinct Birds of the Central Cordillera," his life is threatened a number of times, but his concern soon shifts from worrying about being shot to the rare parrot in danger of extinction. A surprising detail could spin the characters into an unusual direction, enhancing the mysteries of the situation.

    But this entitlement also reveals a truth about their situation and why it is impossible for them to evince change; despite their efforts, they are simply not part of the countries they visit. Germain, Stephen Harrigan, and more delight with these true tomes From postapocalyptic islands to mining camps in Nevada, these novels will rock your world Despite Bill Minutaglio's admirable approach, many interviews, and access to a wide range of documents, the attorney general rarely comes into focus in his first biography. Does a story about Haiti have to head there? Still, Fountain is able to make the story entertaining, and despite any qualms about the depths of his examinations, he is always able to compel the reader to turn the page and discover what happens next.

    The people traveling to these countries range from the disillusioned aid worker struggling to help the poor to the seedy golf pro who, despite any fleeting moral qualms, lives off the largesse of the corrupt government of Myanmar. We read stories about travel for the same reasons we visit other countries: to explore cultures and histories, to glimpse how other people live, to gain a fresh view of ourselves and how we are perceived. This can set up situations such as in "The Good Ones Are Already Taken," when the Green Beret husband returns from Haiti embroiled in a voodoo marriage. The familiarity in both the characters and the locales can lead to a generalized view of the world, where we see the countries as travelers instead of insiders, where many of our assumptions seem confirmed, not deepened.

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