One of the top ten football fictions ever -- The Guardian
--Scottish football is the weirdest of organisms, simultaneously
compelling and repulsive in equal measure. The Hope That Kills Us
brings together specially commissioned stories from some our
country's best contemporary writers and discovers some startling
new voices. Each story examines, from its own unique viewpoint, the
participants, observers, experience and emotion that feed our
national obsession. New stories from Alan Spence, Bernard
MacLaverty, Des Dillon, Denise Mina, Gordon Legge, Laura Hird,
Linda Cracknell, Alan Bissett, Suhayl Saadi and others. -- A
collection straight out of the top drawer -- The Metro --This is a
class act, the best showing from a Scottish side in decades -- The
Herald --This fascinating collection of fiction is a perfect place
to remember just why people follow Scottish football... The Hope
That Kills Us perfectly charts the weird and poignant highs and
lows of Scotland's national obsession. 4-4-2 Magazine --This
anthology takes the reader on a journey through the best of
football's rich imagination. Stuart Cosgrove
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