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The break

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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 Rainches 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. Bestseller. Canada Reads 2017. 2016.

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Other Authors: Centre for Equitable Library Access (Canada)

ISBN: 978-0-616-88855-1

Edition: Computer data (1 file : 160 MB).


  • (11 hrs., 38 min.) : sound.
  • digital Digital recording


  • Restricted to use by people with documented print impairment.
  • Diane Mackay.
  • Audio and text.
  • Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2016. 362 pages : 9781487001117
  • Search and access by headings and pages.
  • DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps.
  • Studio original.
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