Break, The

Katherena Vermette

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 6th Sep '18


A violent assault pushes a family, and a community, to the brink in this dark and gritty intergenerational saga.

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A GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARD FINALISTLonglisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2018Crime Book of the Month, Sunday Times, February 2018’I loved this… very tough and very real.’ – Margaret AtwoodWhen Stella, a young mother in an Indigenous community, looks out her window one wintry evening and spots someone being attacked on the Break – a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house – she calls the police. By the time help arrives, all that is left of the struggle is blood on the snow. As the search for the victim intensifies, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly – police, family, and friends – tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night, uncovering secrets and resentments long buried and giving blazing testimony to the lived reality of people pushed out to the coldest edges of modern Canada.

Additional information

Weight 0.345 kg
Dimensions 200 × 130 × 30 mm
Page Count 368