Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport

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Author
Anna Krien
Publisher
Black Inc.
Genres
Non Fiction, Sport, True Story
Released
01 May, 2013
ISBN
9781863956017

Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport

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    Synopsis

    '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 Collingwood players ... And so, as police were confiscating bedsheets 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 the tradition of Helen Garner’s The First Stone comes a closely observed, controversial book about sex, consent and power. In Night Games, Anna Krien follows the rape trial of an Australian Rules footballer. She also takes a balanced and fearless look at the dark side of footy culture – the world of Sam Newman, Ricky Nixon, Matty Johns and the Cronulla Sharks.Both a courtroom drama and a riveting work of narrative journalism, this is a breakthrough book by one of the leading young lights of Australian writing.
    Anna Krien
    About the author

    Anna Krien

    Anna Krien is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and SportInto the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests and Quarterly Essay 45 Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals.Anna's work has been published in the Monthly, the Age, the Big IssueThe Best Australian EssaysThe Best Australian StoriesGriffith ReviewVoiceworksGoing Down SwingingColorsFrankie and Dazed & Confused.

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