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The break

ISBN: 9780702268403
Format: Paperback
Publisher: University Of Queensland Press (UBD)
Origin: AU
Release Date: January, 2024

Book Details

When Stella, a young Metis 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. But when they arrive, no one is there; scuff marks in the compacted snow are the only sign anything may have happened. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim, police, family & 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 Metis 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.