The Break

2017 Winner Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature
Publisher: 
House of Anansi Press
Pub Date: 
September 2016
Pages: 
350
Fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
978 -1-4870-0111-7
Price: 
$22.95

When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and sees 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 with the violence-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 Ran. Pauline, 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 on larger, more comprehensive story about the lives in this community and the after-effects of trauma emerges. It is a compelling intergeneration family saga.

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When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and sees 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 with the violence-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 Ran. Pauline, 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 on larger, more comprehensive story about the lives in this community and the after-effects of trauma emerges. It is a compelling intergeneration family saga.

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