Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs by Rodge Glass

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...in fashioning a protagonist who is drawn warmly enough to foster sympathy...Glass's novel might even touch the heart of the most ardent Man City fan.
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"Ever heard of Mark Wilson? 'Little Giggsy'? Well, WHOSE fault is THAT?" Mark Wilson's whole life has been about the moment when he steps on to Old Trafford's THEATRE OF DREAMS to make his first appearance for Man Utd. But when a wayward pass from Ryan Giggs leads to THE WORST DEBUT EVER, Mark's schoolboy obsession with him develops into something more dangerous. Fifteen years later, after a career interrupted by drinking, injury, gambling, RESTRAINING ORDERS and burglary, Mark is now sober, gainfully-employed and looking forward to a season of watching United back to their Premier- and CHAMPIONS LEAGUE-WINNING BEST. Most importantly for Mark, he is reconciled with the mother of his son, little Ryan. But as the old urges continue to struggle for voice in his head, can he keep his eye on the goal? A story of LOVE and last-minute chances, BRING ME THE HEAD OF RYAN GIGGS is also a frightening study of a talented fantasist. Told with wonderful variation of voice, the novel blends fact and fiction to masterfully examine how a man's adoration and idolisation of another man goes terribly wrong.
 

About Rodge Glass

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Rodge Glass was born in 1978 and lives in Manchester where he is part of a large United-supporting family. He had published two previous novels, Fireworks and Hope for Newborns, as well as the acclaimed Alasdair Gray: A Secretary's Biography for which he won the Somerset Maugham Award.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Tindal Street. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Ben East on Apr 21 2012

...in fashioning a protagonist who is drawn warmly enough to foster sympathy...Glass's novel might even touch the heart of the most ardent Man City fan.

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