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The Break

Written by Deb Fitzpatrick


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The south-west coast is the kind of place people escape to. Unless you have lived there all your life, in which case, you long to get away.

Rosie and Cray chuck in their city jobs for Margaret River while Liza, Ferg and Sam have been there forever, working the family farm. Under pressure from developers the families unite against change. But when a natural disaster strikes, change is inevitable.

'The Break will resonate with fans of Tim Winton, as Fitzpatrick writes about the natural environment with similar texture and intensity.' Books+Publishing

'There is some startlingly good, original and moving writing about landscape and place in this novel.' Canberra Times

'Quiet, refined, and captivating, The Break explores the emotional fissures that open up inside and between people, and, ultimately, how those rifts are healed.' Australian Book Review

ISBN 9781922089632 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories New Adult
Book Club Reads
Publication Year 2014
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Deb Fitzpatrick

    Deb Fitzpatrick lives and works in Fremantle, as a freelance editor and writer. Deb wrote 90 packets of instant noodles while living in a shack in the cloud forest of Costa Rica, and Have you seen Ally Queen? while backpacking through South America. She wrote The Amazing Spencer Gray at a café in South Fremantle. Deb has a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) from UWA and teaches professional writing and editing at Curtin University. Read more