Title The break / Katherena Vermette.
Imprint Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2018.©2016
Author Vermette, Katherena, 1977- author.
Date 01-01-2018
Physical description 352 pages ; 24 cm
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still image
volume
Item F VER (Copy 1) GFL-FIC 314667 INLIBRARY
LCSH Metis -- Fiction.
Witnesses -- Fiction.
Victims of violent crimes -- Fiction.
Indigenous women -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Recollection (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Families -- History -- Fiction.
Psychic trauma -- Fiction.
Community life -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Canadian fiction -- 21st century.
Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Crime -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg -- Fiction.
Winnipeg (Man.) -- Fiction.
Notes First published in Canada in 2016 by House of Anansi Press. --Title page verso.
ISBN 9781760632274 (pbk.)
Abstract A stunning and multiple prize-winning first novel by a First Nations Canadian writer who is being acclaimed around the world. Stella, a young Metis mother, lives with her family by the Break, an isolated strip of land on the edge of their small Canadian town. Glancing out of her window one winter's evening Stella spots someone in trouble; horrified, she calls the police. But when they arrive, no one is there, scuff marks in the compacted snow the only sign anything may have happened. What follows is a heartbreaking and powerful tale of a community in crisis as the people connected to the victim, a young girl on the edge of a precipice, begin to lay bare their stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou is a social worker grappling with the end of a relationship. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre with no one to turn to. Officer Scott is a Metis policeman caught between two worlds. A powerful family saga, Katherena Vermette's urgent, acclaimed and multi-award-winning novel shines a light on the fear every woman carries within her - fear of male power and violence - and on the love and empathy shared by all women.
LCN 1236054
Item ID 314667
Database Library Catalogue