Your Show

Ashley Hickson-Lovence

Stunningly reviewed novel from an exciting new, young British voice.

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Ebook
ISBN
9780571366811
Date Published
05.04.2022
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Summary

LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE

AS HEARD ON R4s FRONT ROW

‘Fantastic.’ Candice Carty-Williams

‘Stirring … bold and powerful.’ Guardian

‘A gripping, thought-provoking and important read.’ Daily Mail

From Jamaica to Sheffield to the recently formed Premier League, Uri rises through the ranks as a referee, making it to the the highest level of our national game.

But along the way he is confronted with tensions and prejudices, old and new, which emerge as his every move is watched, analysed and commented on.

Your Show is an extraordinary novel which charts one man’s pioneering efforts to make it, against the odds, to the very top of his profession and beyond.

Critic Reviews

Fantastic.

Candice Carty-Williams
Critic Reviews

‘Wonderful. Compulsive reading. A clever, evocative rendering of a vital story from a dynamic voice.’

Irenosen Okojie
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A novel rich in both poetry and detail.

David Peace
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A thrilling and emotional look at the legacy of one of football's most compelling heroes; it's also wonderfully inventive, detailing a life lived with passion for the game, resilience against racism, hope and integrity.

Jeffrey Boakye
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Remakes the novel as an immersive, defiant, precise work of internal biography. The approach is as compelling and resolute as its subject.

Tom Benn
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Incredibly moving ... Whether a fan of football or not, readers will love this novel, and its ultimate message – one of hope.

Nick Bradley
AshleyHickson-Lovence

Ashley Hickson-Lovence was born in London in 1991 and is a former secondary school English teacher. He is currently completing his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia and is a Lecturer of Creative Writing at the Arts University Bournemouth. In his spare time, using his experience as a football referee himself, he formally observes…

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