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Night Games: A Journey to the Dark Side of Sport (Paperback)
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Night Games: A Journey to the Dark Side of Sport (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 06/08/2015
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*Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014* What does a sportsman do to cut loose? At night, some play what they think of as pranks, or games. Night games with women. In the closely-knit world of top-level sport, what happens when the bonds that join teammates on the pitch twist into something darker after the final whistle? Night Games follows the rape trial of a young footballer. It is both a real-life courtroom drama and an exemplary piece of investigative journalism. Fearlessly and without prejudice, Anna Krien shines a light into the darkest recesses of sports culture.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224100038
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is powerful, important writing, and Krien shows her workings throughout" -- Tim Lewis * Observer *
"Haunting ... arresting... devastating. A challenging, necessary assault on misogynistic "jock culture". Its arrival in Britain could hardly be more appositely timed in light of the Ched Evans case" * The Times *
"Jaw-dropping ... illuminating. Krien shines a light inside the locker room and beyond." * Sport Magazine *
"It is a challenging, sometimes jarring but necessary assault on misogynistic "jock culture"" -- Matt Dickinson * The Times *
"Extraordinary and necessary... Though it's an Australian story, it's relevant to all countries with testosterone-fuelled professional team sports that apparently encourage a sense of sexual entitlement" -- Chris Maume * Independent *
"Krien finds no neat answers in Night Games, only grey areas, but it is the wisdom and balance of her writing that capitvates" -- Simon Briggs * Daily Telegraph *
"Sobering and necessary" -- Ben East * Metro *
"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 *

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