The Break by Katherena Vermette
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Room Magazine. "Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her collection of poetry, North End Love Songs, won the 2013 Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and her debut novel The Break has won numerous awards and was a Canada Reads 2017 finalist."
Herizons. "As a tool for change and a work of literature, her novel The Break is a monumental achievement."
The Canadian Encyclopedia. "Katherena Vermette, Métis poet, short-story writer, novelist, filmmaker, teacher (born 29 January 1977 in Winnipeg, MB)."
"The story is told though the shifting perspectives of its characters, each viewpoint revealing truths about the others while building a complex history"
"Vermette, herself a Métis living in Winnipeg, brings the setting to life so effectively that the reader can see the grey streets and worn-out homes and feel the bitter cold."
49th Shelf. "This week, I’m chatting with Katherena Vermette, author of the extraordinary debut novel The Break."
Hamilton Review of Books. "Katherena Vermette’s debut poetry collection, North End Love Songs, won the 2013 Governor General’s Award for poetry."