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Discussion Questions

One eRead Canada's Discussion Guide for
The Break

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From Amnesty International Book Club

  1. Which aspects of The Break did you enjoy the most, and which ones did you find the most challenging? Why? 
  2. The start of each of the four parts of the book is a short reflection by an unnamed character. How does this approach provide insight into the events unfolding in the novel? 
  3. How did your feelings toward Phoenix evolve as you read the book? 
  4. How did The Break change your perceptions of victims and perpetrators of violence? 
  5. What did The Break teach you about the root causes of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people in Canada? 
  6. For many characters in the book, the lands of their traditional territories represent sustenance and healing. What is the significance of the “bush” for these characters and how do those connections relate to their lives in the city? What tensions do specific characters face in the pull of these two worlds?

Source: https://www.amnestybookclub.ca/BookClub/Books/2018/The_Break.aspx