The Breaking

The Breaking

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Eleven-year-old Sarah 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 Sweet has learnt to observe, to be quiet, to avoid notice, filled with a rage so intense it threatens to overwhelm her. THE BREAKING is the story of a family tainted by its force, 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 16mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753801221
  • 9780753801222

About Kathryn Heyman

Kathryn Heyman was born in Australia in 1965. She currently lives in Oxford but is planning to return to Australia to live in 2001.show more

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