Irma Gold's The Breaking is an assured and powerful debut novel about life, love and animal cruelty

By Penelope Cottier
March 12 2021 - 1:00pm
Canberra author Irma Gold. Picture: Karleen Minney
  • The Breaking, by Irma Gold. MidnightSun Publishing, $29.99.

It's certainly a pleasure to read a book by a well-known and established novelist, where one finds one's expectations met, or even surpassed. However, there is nothing quite as exciting as encountering a new and important voice. Irma Gold's The Breaking is a debut novel, and it is both gripping and moving.