FAN - A novel

Rhodes, D. (2014) FAN - A novel. London: Arcadia Books. ISBN 9781909807808.

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Abstract

In 1989, eighteen-year-old John Finch spends his Saturdays following Nottingham Forest up and down the country and the rest of the week trudging the streets of his hometown as a postal worker. His blossoming relationship with girlfriend Jen is his only respite. In 2004 he spends his days teaching in a southern secondary school while delaying the inevitable onslaught of parenthood. Leading inexorably towards the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, and the worst sporting disaster in British history, this book glides between 1989 and 2004, when the true impact of this tragic day becomes evident.

Fan is a book about personal and collective tragedy. It's about growing up and not growing up, about manhood and about what makes a man, and about football's role in reflecting a society never more than a brick's throw away from shattering point.

Dark, haunting and deeply personal, this heart-felt novel explodes with gut-wrenching emotion and exposes how disaster can not only affect a life, but change its course forever.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DA0020 England > DA0021 General
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV0712 Athletic contests. Sports events
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000 Special industries and trades > HD9720 Manufacturing industries
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature on music > ML3800 Philosophical and societal aspects of music. Physics and acoustics of music. Physiological aspects of music > ML3916 Social and political aspects of music
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN3311 Prose. Prose fiction
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mr Danny Rhodes
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 08:36
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 08:36
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15954

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