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This Love Is Not For Cowards by Robert Andrew Powell
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I suppose that I had an expectation going into the book that it would mostly be about the Juarez football club. While the sport was central to the narration and his reason for staying in Juarez, there was much less discussion than I had expected and realized late that the object of the “Love” was the city itself. Why would someone choose to live in and love a city with such terrible murder and crime statistics? The answers went far beyond soccer. Had I known this I might have gone into the book with a different mindset and took more from it instead waiting in anticipation for football hooligan stories.
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