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  • 70 of 88 copies available at Sitka.
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781487001117 (trade paperback) :
  • Physical Description: 352 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Trigger warning: This book is about recovering and healing from violence. Contains scenes of sexual and physical violence, and depictions of various trauma."
Summary, etc.:
"When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim — police, family, and friends — tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Métis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg’s North End is exposed. A powerful intergenerational family saga, The Break showcases Vermette’s abundant writing talent and positions her as an exciting new voice in Canadian literature." -- provided by publisher
Awards Note:
Writers' Trust of Canada, finalist.
Governor General's Literary Awards, Winner.
Canada Reads 2017 selection.
Subject: Metis > Fiction.
Trauma > Fiction.
Community life > Fiction.
Violent crimes > Fiction.
Native women > Crimes against > Fiction.
Winnipeg (Man.) > Fiction.
Genre: Canadian literature.
Topic Heading: 2017 Canada Reads longlist
Canadian fiction
Festival of the Written Arts 2018 > Sechelt (B.C.)

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