Rejecting America and Finding the World

By Belén Fernández



Che Guevara left Argentina at 22. At 21, Belén Fernćndez left the U.S. and didn’t look back. Alone, far off the beaten path in places like Syria and Tajikistan, she reflects on what it means to be an American in a largely American-made mess of a world.


“One of the most poignant, searing, and, at times, deadpan critiques of the United States and its mass media that I have ever read… An extraordinary and unorthodox travelogue.”

– Los Angeles Review of Books

“Laced with strychnine …This is not a travel book for the faint-hearted.”

– Eurasia Review