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Author: Bill Buford Narrator: Bill Buford Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 23, 2018 ISBN: 9780525633419
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They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A grotesque, horrifying, repellent and gorgeous book; A Clockwork Orange come to life. John Gregory Dunne 
  • An important, perhaps prophetic, book ... both exciting and sad at the core.... [Buford is] a superbly talented reporter. The New York Times Book Review
  • Brilliant ... one of the most unnerving books you will ever read. Newsweek
  • Like Michael Herr or Ryszard Kapuscinski, Buford has witnessed events which can only be compared in intensity to those of a war ... an unflinching look into the festering soul of England ... a fuckin' great read. David Byrne
  • Animated, witty, and so pungent you can taste the stale lager. Washington Post Book World

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About the Author

Author Bill Buford

Bill Buford is a staff writer for the New Yorker, where he was previously the fiction editor for eight years. He was the editor-in-chief for Granta magazine for sixteen years and was also the publisher of Granta Books. He lives in New York City with his wife.