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The Break: The powerful tale of love, loss and violence, endorsed by Margaret Atwood Hardcover – 1 Feb 2018

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (1 Feb. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786493888
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786493880
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.3 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 262,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I love a book that takes me to a new place, a world I know nothing about - and so it is with The Break by the Canadian writer Katherena Vermette. * RTE Ireland * The Break is a powerful, persuasive novel about the strength and love that bind these women to each other and to the men in their lives... Although this is a novel of social importance, it transcends politics, taking the reader on a journey to the heart of what it means for one person to care about another, survive trauma, and endure. * 2016 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Jury * The Break is... a beautiful love song of desire to live a full and rich life as cherished women ? even when we cannot have that... Vermette captures the reader from beginning to end. The Break is unforgettable. -- Lee Maracle * Author of Celia's Song * Vermette is a staggering talent. Reading The Break is like a revelation; stunning, heartbreaking and glorious. From her exquisitely rendered characters to her fully realized world and the ratcheting tension, I couldn't put it down. Absolutely riveting. -- Eden Robinson * Author of Monkey Beach * A dazzling debut... Vermette doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of Metis women's lives. The Break is a terrific achievement, combining passages of lyrical prose with a compelling account of the way violent crime warps the lives of several generations. * Sunday Times * Katherena Vermette is a tremendously gifted writer, a dazzling talent... The lives of the girls and women in The Break are not easy, but their voices are complex, urgent, and unsparing. Vermette lays bare what it means to survive, not only once, but multiple times, against the forces of private and national histories. -- Madeleine Thien * Author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing * A tough, close-up look at a side of female life that's often hard to acknowledge: the violence girls and women sometimes display towards other girls and women ... An accomplished writer who will go far. * Margaret Atwood *

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An international bestseller, lauded by Margaret Atwood, this powerful, urgent tale reveals the love, loss, violence and power struggles amongst the women of one extended Métis family in Canada.

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