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The Resource The break, by Katherena Vermette

The break, by Katherena Vermette

Label
The break
Title
The break
Statement of responsibility
by Katherena Vermette
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
CaOTBNL
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1977-
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Vermette, Katherena
Dewey number
C813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
  • fiction
  • not applicable
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Diane Mackay
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
MacKay, Diane
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  • Métis
  • Witnesses
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • Indigenous women
  • Recollection (Psychology)
  • Families
  • Psychic trauma
  • Community life
  • Winnipeg (Man.)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The break, by Katherena Vermette
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (11 hr., 38 min.)
Form of item
  • direct electronic
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780616888551
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Note
CELA collection.
Publisher number
DC52503
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
000045065851
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 Audiobook or DAISY format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3-CD player or MP3 playback software. Audiobook Standard compatible player recommended; or DAISY playback software, or DAISY talking book player
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The break, by Katherena Vermette
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (11 hr., 38 min.)
Form of item
  • direct electronic
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780616888551
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Note
CELA collection.
Publisher number
DC52503
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
000045065851
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 Audiobook or DAISY format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3-CD player or MP3 playback software. Audiobook Standard compatible player recommended; or DAISY playback software, or DAISY talking book player
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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