Night Games: A Journey To The Dark Side Of Sport by Anna KrienNight Games: A Journey To The Dark Side Of Sport by Anna Krien

Night Games: A Journey To The Dark Side Of Sport

byAnna Krien

Paperback | September 22, 2015

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Sex, celebrity, and power come together in a critically lauded, true-life courtroom drama centering on a rape case in the world of top-level sport.

     *Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014*

     'The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface. By morning, the head of the sexual crimes squad confirmed to journalists that they were preparing to question two players... And so, as police were confiscating bed sheets from a townhouse in South Melbourne, the trial by media began.'
     What does a young footballer do to cut loose? At night, some play what they think of as pranks, or games. Night games with women. Sometimes these involve consensual sex, but sometimes they don't, and sometimes they fall into a grey area.
     In Night Games, Anna Krien follows the trial of a young footballer. Fearlessly and without prejudice, she shines a light into the darkest recesses of sports culture.
ANNA KRIEN is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport, which was shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the Adelaide Festival Award for non-fiction and the Walkley non-fiction award.
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Title:Night Games: A Journey To The Dark Side Of SportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0224100033

ISBN - 13:9780224100038

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought provoking It would have been too easy to take sides in this multifaceted issue, Krein does an excellent job of remaining impartial, not condemning, nor supporting, but picking apart behaviour abd asking the hard questions that tidays print media sadly won't. Thank goodness for author s like this.
Date published: 2014-11-17

Editorial Reviews

   • "For every superstar, club CEO, boundary rider, bar-propper and park footballer, it should be mandatory reading." --Sunday Age    • "[Krien] writes honestly and brilliantly. Night Games is a book that was begging to be written. Readers should exult that Krien got there first." --Big Issue    • "One of the most incredible works of investigative non-fiction that I have ever read. Krien is nuanced and fiercely intelligent and every paragraph is addictive." --Readings Monthly