The BreakeBook - 2016
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Surrounding the events of a terrible assault, a circle of Indigenous women fight for survival and healing in the midst of racism and violence in Winnipeg's North End. Dark but ultimately hopeful, this intergenerational saga by Metis poet, film-maker and award-winning author Katharena Vermette is ... Read More »
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A dark and gritty intergenerational family saga that highlightes the struggles of Indigenous women in contemporary society. Told from multiple viewpoints, the distressing content is handled with sensitivity and compassion.
Alexander Calhoun Library | Monday, January 8 | 7:00 p.m. Vermette's debut novel opens with a violent assault on the Break, a barren field on an isolated strip of land in Winnipeg's North End. Shifting perspectives build a complex history of four generations of an indigenous family. A powerful st... Read More »
The Break showcases Métis
writer Vermette’s abundant
literary talent and positions
her as an exciting new voice
in Canadian literature. This
visionary debut novel set in
Winnipeg’s North End opens with
a violent crime that becomes the
backdrop for a story of depth
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