From the publisher:
National team managers, league champions, club owners, despised fan groups, and even the Chavez family, Jordan Florit met with them all. Red Wine and Arepas marks a remarkable achievement by a talented and tenacious journalist.
Part travelogue, part sports book, part love letter to an embattled nation, modern Venezuela is brought to life through events on and off its football pitches. Ready yourself for a crazy, adrenalin-packed account, full of chance meetings and narrow escapes, revealing interviews and vibrant observation. Florit doesn't waste a second of his travels, always at hand with his phlegmatic wit and reporter's pen to squeeze as much colour from every experience. Who would have thought a book on Venezuelan domestic football could be so rich, so entertaining, and so full of life? At long last, an uplifting story from this downtrodden - but not defeated - nation. A must-read for football and non-football fans alike.
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