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The Breaking
  

The Breaking (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Heyman, Kathryn

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Sarah Sweet is a watcher. She sees the way the smoke rises from the sulphide works to wreath the little Australian town of Boolaroo; she watches Dad, when he's not being a policeman, breaking horses in the back paddock behind the house. Sarah has learnt to observe, to be quiet, t...o avoid notice, filled with a fury so intense it threatens to overwhelm her.The Breaking is the story of a family tainted by the force of rage, of a young life haunted by it, but also of the strength it gives to fight back. In its evocation of the parched landscape of rural Australia, the strange cadences of the language and the filmic vividness of its characters, The Breaking is a unique, lyrical testament to the power of the human spirit.'The Breaking is a book of opposites: rural heat, city rain; male power and female powerlessness; paternal tenderness and a lover's violence; silences and singing. This strong first novel is remarkable for its depiction of a family drama played out in an arid small town, with the local lock-up in the backyard, and Sarah Sweet's slow education in love and change, courtesy of a glowing, nail-biting taxi driver.
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ISBN 9780369365354
Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780369365354
Stock Available
Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 1 Jun 2021
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Heyman, Kathryn
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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