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The break
The break
Vermette, Katherena, 1977-2018
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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.
Main title:
The break / Katherena Vermette.
Imprint:
Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2018©2016
Collation:
352 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781760632274 (paperback)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
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Hampton LibraryFiction CrimeVERMAvailable
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