The Break by Deb FitzpatrickThe Break by Deb Fitzpatrick

The Break

byDeb Fitzpatrick

Paperback | January 1, 2015

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The southwest coast of Australia 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.

Deb Fitzpatrick is a freelance editor and writer who teaches professional writing and editing at Curtin University. She is the author of 90 Packets of Instant Noodles, The Amazing Spencer Gray, and Have You Seen Ally Queen?, of which two were made Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
Title:The BreakFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2015Publisher:Fremantle PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192208963X

ISBN - 13:9781922089632


Editorial Reviews

“The story is set in the 1990s, a refreshing touch as technology does not take a front seat, and Fitzpatrick’s love and knowledge of her home state is evident. Her prose is fluid and evocative and the use of excerpts from Robert Drewe’s The Drowner works well. The chapters are short and their choppiness is much like the sea, which is almost another character in the novel. The Break will resonate with fans of Tim Winton, as Fitzpatrick writes about the natural environment with similar texture and intensity.”  —Books+Publishing