Record Details

Catalogue Search

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library VER (Text) 35151001037225 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2020-08-24

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
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Awards Note:
Writers' Trust of Canada, finalist.
Governor General's Literary Awards, Winner.
Canada Reads 2017 selection.
Subject: Violent crimes > Fiction.
Community life > Fiction.
Violence > Fiction.
Metis > Fiction.
Trauma > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Native women > Crimes against > Fiction.
Winnipeg (Man.) > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Canadian literature.
Topic Heading: 2017 Canada Reads longlist
Canadian fiction
Festival of the Written Arts 2018 > Sechelt (B.C.)

Additional Resources