From the Author
So much has been written about Che Guevara that the books and articles gathered together could be housed in an enormous library of their own. Sadly, very little of this work is fiction, Jay Cantor's The Death of Che Guevara being a notable exception. History and reportage are interesting, opinion equally so...especially about this extremely driven, extremely violent man. But fiction comes from the heart and, at its best, is about the heart, and that's what interests me. I admire work by other authors that exposes the emotional conflicts in the souls of great historical figures. Gabriel García Márquez's Simón Bolívar in The General In His Labyrinth. Tomás Eloy Martinez's Juan Perón in The Perón Novel. Walter Salles's portrait of Che Guevara in his film The Motorcycle Diaries. I hope this book of mine gives at least an idea of the emotion, for good or ill, that such figures must carry in their hearts.
About the Author
Novelist, journalist and film maker Terence Clarke lives in San Francisco. He is the author of three critically acclaimed novels published by Mercury House and Ballantine Books: The Day Nothing Happened, My Father In The Night, and The King of Rumah Nadai.