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Heartbreaker

A Novel
Written by: Claudia Dey
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
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A poignant new novel that combines humour and heartache, from the brilliant mind of Governor General’s Award finalist Claudia Dey.

Seventeen years after falling from a stolen car into a remote northern town, Billie Jean Fontaine is still an outsider. She may follow the stifling rules of this odd place, but no one will forget that she came from elsewhere. When Billie Jean vanishes one cold October night in her bare feet and track suit with only her truck keys, those closest to her begin a frantic search. Her daughter, Pony, a girl struggling against being a teen in the middle of nowhere; her killer dog to whom she cannot tell a lie; her husband, The Heavy, a man haunted by his past; and the charismatic Supernatural, a teenage boy longing only to be average. Each holding a different piece of the puzzle, they must come together to understand the darkest secrets of their beloved, and lay bare the mysteries of the human heart. 

With her luminous prose, wry humour and dead-on cultural observations, Claudia Dey has created a storytelling tour de force about what it means to love, no matter the consequences.

©2018 Claudia Dey (P)2018 Penguin Random House

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Interesting story told from 3 perspectives

Cool book. told by the girl, the dog and the boy. Love the way the story unravels as the author flips back and forth through time periods. Really well done and great selection of the voice overs.