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Breaking and Entering
Don Gillmor (CA)
During the hottest summer on record, Bea's dangerous new hobby puts everyone's sense of security to the test.
At 49, Beatrice Billings is rudderless. Her marriage is stale, her relationship with her son Thomas is strained, she carries on ongoing arguments with her older sister in her head, and her mother is in the early stages of dementia. Bea misses the momentum she remembers from in her thirties, when she and everyone she knew was buying houses, having children, and renovating kitchens. But when Bea discovers that she has both a talent and a passion for picking locks, the sense of anticipation that had been missing from her life returns. Breaking into other people’s houses is something she’s good at: she is a quick study, subtle, discreet, and never greedy. It's a dangerous hobby that makes her feel alive—and so she begins the guilty analysis of other people’s lives, and eventually, her own. From Governor General's Award-winning Don Gillmor, Breaking and Entering is an exacting look at the fragility of all the things we take on faith.
Paperback | 240 pages | 5.25" x 8.25"
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