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'The ruckmen face off over the centre circle and for a moment everything is frozen possibility: players, umpire, the ball suspended overhead, the softly clouded sky. Everything except the fans, a circus beyond the stillness. Then the ball swings down and cracks it all open. The new draft pick, the tired has-been, the up-and-comer, the might-have-been. The talent scout, the coach on the edge, the beleaguered umpire, the concerned medic. The number-one fan, the lifetime members, the desperate gamblers. The footballers' mums, the WAGs, the groupies. The tags, the rivals, the sledging. The pressure. Mick Reece and Jake Dooley, best mates since childhood, begin their first professional season playing AFL with little notion of what they're getting into: the complexity of the beast that the game must feed. In Game Day, Miriam Sved brings this beast into the light over the course of one season of Aussie Rules. What unfolds is a deeply insightful novel about the pathology of an AFL club, its players and its fans.

'Revelling in their battles, their victories and their relentless interdependence, Game Day asks whether what unites the true believers is stronger than what divides them, and if love of the game can transcend our flaws and imperfections to result in something beautiful. Sved's debut novel is a poignant and clear-eyed exploration of what sport means for Australians, and the intensity with which we pursue and cherish it.' (Publication summary)

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  • Dedication: For Jennie and Georgie

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Works about this Work

Australian Fiction Ed Wright , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 December 2014; (p. 18)

— Review of Game Day Miriam Sved , 2014 single work novel ; The Family Men Catherine Harris , 2014 single work novel ; Over the Water William Lane , 2014 single work novel ; Mothers and Daughters Kylie Ladd , 2014 single work novel
Review : Game Day Paul Carter , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 365 2014; (p. 41)

— Review of Game Day Miriam Sved , 2014 single work novel
Game Day Ben Anderson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23-24 August 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of Game Day Miriam Sved , 2014 single work novel
An Outsider Whose Footy Writing Hits the Mark Karen Hardy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 August 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Game Day Miriam Sved , 2014 single work novel
An Outsider Whose Footy Writing Hits the Mark Karen Hardy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 August 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Game Day Miriam Sved , 2014 single work novel
Game Day Ben Anderson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23-24 August 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of Game Day Miriam Sved , 2014 single work novel
Review : Game Day Paul Carter , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 365 2014; (p. 41)

— Review of Game Day Miriam Sved , 2014 single work novel
Australian Fiction Ed Wright , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 December 2014; (p. 18)

— Review of Game Day Miriam Sved , 2014 single work novel ; The Family Men Catherine Harris , 2014 single work novel ; Over the Water William Lane , 2014 single work novel ; Mothers and Daughters Kylie Ladd , 2014 single work novel
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