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Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs

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Imprint: Tindal Street
Subject: Fiction

Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs

Rodge Glass

A critical sensation released in mass market paperback to coincide with the retirement of Ryan Giggs at the end of this football season

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9781906994877 (30 Mar 2012)

About the book

Mark Wilson's whole life has been about the moment when he steps on to Old Trafford 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 watching United at their 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?

About the author

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.


A gripping rollercoaster ride through the nature of obsession and the unregarded lives of football failures

- Daily Mail

A unique idea: an unhinged obsessive failure from Manchester United's Class of 92 blames Giggs for his demise and plots vengeance

- Four Four Two

A complex and moving portrayal of obsession, football and heroes with feet of clay

- Will Self

Drawing on an impressive fund of United trivia, Glass views a great team from the perspective of the (fictional) runt of the litter

- Guardian

Additional Information

Imprint: Tindal Street
Subject: Fiction

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