Two women. Two very different, heroic lives. Two Australias.
In the prison in Sarah Sweet's backyard, drunks get locked up for the night and sing beautiful songs through the bars. Behind the prison, there's a paddock full of horses waiting to be broken by her dad, the best horse breaker in Boolaroo. Mal Sweet can break anything, except Sarah. She's a champion, stronger than anyone. She won't be broken. Even if it means destroying those closest to her.
Nominated for the Scottish Writer of the Year Award and the Orange Prize, The Breaking is a unique, lyrical testament to the power of the human spirit.
Kathryn Heyman is the author of four novels, including The Accomplice and Captain Starlight's Apprentice, published internationally and in translation. She has received an Arts Council of England Writers Award, the Wingate and the Southern Arts Awards, and been nominated for the Orange Prize, the Scottish Writer of the Year Award, the Edinburgh Fringe Critic's Awards, the Kibble Prize, and the West Australian Premier's Book Awards. She has written several radio plays for BBC radio, including adaptations of her own work. Her fifth novel, The Floodline, will be published in 2013.
More information at www.kathrynheyman.com
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