The Broken Pane

by Charlie Roy


Harrowing, tragic, yet ultimately uplifting, The Broken Pane breaks your heart then puts it back together before the end.

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The memories I had built exploded. As the debris landed, my mind grasped at the facts.

The Broken Pane is about loss and family when families are broken. Finding yourself in the pieces of memory. About a young woman and her search for answers.

In her early twenties, Tam rushes to her childhood flat only to be confronted by a tragic discovery. Anchored by the weight of family lore, she struggles to come to terms with her loss. As her life spirals, she sets off to find the one person who may hold the answers: her mother.  
Tam’s travels take her far from a home which was more broken than she had ever realised.  
Walking the line between reliable memory and unreliable narrator, Charlie Roy’s debut novel invites you to consider whether you are shaped by your past ― or if you shape your past yourself? 




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