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The break / Katherena Vermette.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781487001117
  • ISBN: 1487001118
  • Physical Description: 352 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.] : The House of Anansi Press Inc., 2018.

Contents / Notes

General Note: "Trigger warning: This book is about recovering and healing from violence. Contains scenes of sexual and physical violence, and depictions of vicarious trauma"--Title page.
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 literary fiction."-- Amazon.com.
Subject: Métis > Fiction.
Violent crimes > Fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Women > Violence against > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Winnipeg (Man.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
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