In the novel The Break, when a young Métis mother looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on 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 accounts, people who are connected with the victim — police, family, and friends — tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg’s North End is exposed. A powerful intergenerational family saga, The Break showcases Katherena Vermette’s abundant writing talent and positions her as an exciting new voice in Canadian literature.
The Break is one of ten titles nominated for 2017’s Evergreen™ Award – a program that was introduced in 2005 to give adult library patrons the opportunity to vote for a work of Canadian fiction or non-fiction that they have liked the most. Read one or more of this year’s shortlisted titles and during the month of September we want you to let the Haliburton County Public Library know which book you think should win the Evergreen Award. To view all titles nominated this year, just click on the 2017 Evergreen Award link on the library’s website www.haliburtonlibrary.ca.
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