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The Resource The break, Katherena Vermette

The break, Katherena Vermette

Label
The break
Title
The break
Statement of responsibility
Katherena Vermette
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
VNCG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vermette, Katherena
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Métis
  • Witnesses
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • Indigenous women
  • Recollection (Psychology)
  • Families
  • Psychic trauma
  • Community life
  • Suspense fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Canadian fiction
  • Métis
  • Women
  • Families
  • Crime
  • Winnipeg (Man.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The break, Katherena Vermette
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Canada in 2016 by House of Anansi Press. --Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061573249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760632274
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1024147495
Label
The break, Katherena Vermette
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Canada in 2016 by House of Anansi Press. --Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061573249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760632274
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1024147495

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