The Breaking Words

By (author): Gilaine Mitchell


Gilaine Mitchell

Gilaine Mitchell lives in Belleville Ontario. She worked in radio and as a scriptwriter, producer and director of corporate and educational video productions for many years before leaving to write her bestselling first novel, Film Society, published in 2000. The Breaking Words is her second published novel.


“[Mitchell] is a special writer, one whose art of poignancy is super-sized.”
“Natha’s realizations are likely familiar to many mid-life readers, who will respond with recognition and understanding to the quiet but profound – and, yes, remarkable – changes that she makes in her ordinary life.”
“An artful and thoughtful treatment of a woman locked in her life by necessity, with fitting references to Anais Nin, Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath littered throughout. The novel smartly suggests that women have long endured and survived their experiences via the act of telling their own stories, and, after living a life of silent and staid complicity, Natha ultimately understands that she must do the same to thrive.”


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288 Pages


May 16, 2015


Cormorant Books



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