Publisher: Turtle Point Press
Author: Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles (translated by Paul Filev)
This novel chronicles Venezuela’s ‘lost decade’ under Chavez through teenager Eugenia Blanc’s road trip in search of her grandfather, who may be able to provide her with the documents she needs to escape her violent, corrupt country. Johnny Walker Blue Label is the drink of choice in the book, and I opted to hand-draw the bottle for the cover. The little car in the label at top is the Fiat that Eugenia and her lover Luis drive.