By Christian Petersen
The junction of Highways 20 and ninety seven types a coarse correct perspective round which lies town of Williams Lake. those are the coordinates through which Christian Petersen’s fiction may be charted. From the development of the Gaol at Soda Creek to ruminations at the origins of the Barkerville hearth, All these attracted to Me explores the unpredictable, romantic and non secular traits of existence in rural BC. The harshness of the wild west permeates Petersen’s moment choice of brief fiction. within the tale “Horse from Persia,” a condemned guy contemplates the injustice of lifestyles at his putting speech: “I needed mightily that i may climb up on that horse and get away the sad puzzle my days had turn into. For if it’s real time is a present, mine used to be now not altogether pleasant.” yet Petersen is simply as cozy extrapolating truths from present-day existence, as in “Laketown Breakdown” the place a tender guy struggles to stick at the correct aspect of the legislations whereas dealing with the demise of his mom and dad. And within the identify tale, “All these interested in Me,” Petersen creates a masterful combination, transferring from the gold rush to the modern with 3 reasons, 3 lives and 3 battles with loss of life at the treacherous waters of the higher Quesnel River. Whether some time past or current, Petersen’s characters discover romance, poverty and non secular quandaries as they wander amid the panorama and again streets of the dusty little towns of BC's vital Interior.
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