A Natural by Ross Raisin Football Weekly Meets
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On the latest edition of our somewhat irregular Football Weekly Meets interview series, Paul MacInnes speaks to the award-winning Ross Raisin about his latest novel.

A Natural, tells the tale of a talented young player rejected by the Premier League and trying to work his way back up from League Two. It depicts an insular world of anachronistic masculinity and prejudice - not the easiest place for a young, gay footballer to fit in.

Ross also tells us about his love for Bradford City, about how being an away fan fosters a certain sense of community, and why the Premier League doesn’t hold the same allure as League Two.

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• A Natural is published by Jonathan Cape. To order a copy for £11.24 (RRP £14.99) go to bookshop.theguardian.com or call 0330 333 6846. Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. Phone orders min p&p of £1.99

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