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Fountain writes: "But Mason was white and he had a good face; the whole thing was so absurdly easy he could have wept, though what he did on getting to his hotel room was switch on the cable to MTV and bounce on the bed for a couple of minutes. 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. 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.

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. There is rarely any real concern for the safety of the central characters because of how effortless it is for them to escape back home. 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.

And despite any effort they make to fit in and to make a difference in the countries, they invariably prove their own foreignness in the foreign environments. 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. 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 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.

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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

    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. 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. Only one story centers on a native of the country, a Haitian fisherman who uncovers stashes left by drug dealers, and it is no accident that he is the only character who seems in any palpable danger and the only one who is able to make any real difference in his community.

    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. There is rarely any real concern for the safety of the central characters because of how effortless it is for them to escape back home. While the central characters are convincingly shaded, the side characters can be more problematic, sometimes verging on the predictable.

    The stories share a common interest in the insularity of Americans and how they cope abroad. Throughout the stories, Americans are never hassled by authorities, never searched at customs, never questioned by the various governments. 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.

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