Indigenous Reads: Panel discussion on The Break
The #IndigenousReads book club has convened its very first panel discussion.
The Break by Katherena Vermette takes us into the interwoven lives of the people who live in Winnipeg's North End.
There is violence at the root of this story, but there is also humour, hope and healing. It has been short listed for the $25,000 Rogers Writer's Trust Fiction Prize and it has also been nominated for a Governor General's Award for fiction.
"She hasn't written any villains. She's written people who are the product of their experience and those experiences are sometimes horrifying ... she talks about there being a monster inside somebody and not the person being a monster." - Gordon Tanner
"As a writer, I rely heavily on a single narrator to bring me through the book. And her use of so many narrators [is] so well [done]. It's just made me want to try it." - Eden Robinson
"It's such a web. Everybody is touching everybody's lives and you're being dragged through this with them." - Jeannine Covan
Click the listen button above to hear the panelists discussion of The Break with Rosanna Deerchild.