Award winning fiction, Bestsellers (Fiction), Canadian fiction, Canadian authors (Fiction), Indigenous peoples fiction, Indigenous peoples in Canada fiction
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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 Rain. 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. Winner of the 2017 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, the 2017 Evergreen Award and the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award. 2016.