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The Break

The Break

Author: Katherena Vermette
$29.99(AUD)  inc GST
South Seas Books - In stock 0
Description

When Stella, a young M tis 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 M tis 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 literary fiction.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781760632274
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : January 2018
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Katherena Vermette