Broken Ground is a riveting exploration of the dark, brooding presence of the First World War in the lives of the inhabitants of a "soldier's settlement" on Vancouver Island. From out of a stubborn, desolate landscape studded with tree stumps, the settlers of Portuguese Creek have built a new life for themselves. But when an encroaching forest fire threatens this fledgling settlement, it also intensifies the remembered horrors of war. The story of Portuguese Creek is told by several of its citizens, including a boy trying ...

Broken Ground 1999, Emblem Editions, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780771041839

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Broken Ground 1998, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780771041846