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The Break


Written by Deb Fitzpatrick

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