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  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448112586
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Headhunters




The second in the ground-breaking trilogy which reveals the dark underbelly of 1990s Britain - the football, the camaraderie, the violence.

Following on from his bestselling study of violence, THE FOOTBALL FACTORY, John King considers Britain`s other obsession-sex. Formed in the chemical mists of New year`s Eve, The Sex Division sees the once=sacred act of procreation at its most material, as five men devise system based on the sexual act. In this lagerosoaked league, the most that women can offer man is 4 points-unless, that is, she leaves her handbag unattended. . .

From its base in the asset-stripped, emotionally castrated 90s, HEADHUNTERS shows the dreams of The Sex Division members breaking through the heavy media cloud of anorexic pin-ups and paedophile fashion. A missing brother, prophetic visions, a love affair, and tit-for-tat confrontation draw the characters out into the open-revealing the men behind the machismo, their need for mutual respect, and their recognition of the hidden or suppressed affinities.

  • Pub date: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448112586
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

John King

John King is the author of eight novels – The Football Factory, Headhunters, England Away, Human Punk, White Trash, The Prison House, Skinheads and The Liberal Politics Of Adolf Hitler. The Football Factory has been turned into a high-profile film and his books have been widely translated abroad. He has also written short stories and non-fiction for a number of publications over the years, with articles appearing in the likes of The New Statesman, Le Monde and La Repubblica. He edits the fiction fanzine Verbal and lives in London.

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