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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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