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The breakwater house

Author: Pascale Quiviger; Lazer Lederhendler
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press ; Berkeley : Distributed in the USA by Publishers Group West, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a peaceful city neighbourhood, two little girls are born five days apart. Lucie lives with her single mother, Aurore, who struggles to make ends meet; Claire lives with her wealthy mother, Suzanne, who struggles to make her marriage work. The girls are inseparable." "One night, Lucie begs her mother for a story. And so Aurore begins to recite incredible tales - of Lucie's grandparents, and of her missing father,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Canadian fiction
Fiction
Translations
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pascale Quiviger; Lazer Lederhendler
ISBN: 9780887842306 0887842305
OCLC Number: 607193476
Description: 198 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Maison des temps rompus.
Responsibility: Pascale Quiviger ; translated by Lazer Lederhendler.

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"In a peaceful city neighbourhood, two little girls are born five days apart. Lucie lives with her single mother, Aurore, who struggles to make ends meet; Claire lives with her wealthy mother, Suzanne, who struggles to make her marriage work. The girls are inseparable." "One night, Lucie begs her mother for a story. And so Aurore begins to recite incredible tales - of Lucie's grandparents, and of her missing father, and of people who were part of Aurore's life before Lucie. For 10 years, Aurore weaves a rich skein of tales for Lucie and Claire. Then, when the girls turn 15, Aurore tells the final tale in her tapestry, and disappears forever." "A few years later, Lucie gives birth to a little girl, Odyssee, and she and Claire take turns telling stories to the child. But one day something unspeakable happens. Into the terrible silence, a woman without a name wanders, trying to find the broken pieces of herself." "The Breakwater House is the story of the woman without a name. It is also the story of Lucie and Claire and Aurore and Suzanne - and the complex love between mothers, daughters, and friends."--Jacket.

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