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By Christian Petersen

The junction of Highways 20 and ninety seven kinds a coarse correct perspective round which lies town of Williams Lake. those are the coordinates in which Christian Petersen’s fiction should be charted. From the development of the Gaol at Soda Creek to ruminations at the origins of the Barkerville fireplace, All these interested in Me explores the unpredictable, romantic and non secular traits of lifestyles 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 placing speech: “I wanted mightily that i may climb up on that horse and break out the unhappy puzzle my days had develop into. For if it’s actual time is a present, mine was once now not altogether pleasant.” yet Petersen is simply as cozy extrapolating truths from present-day lifestyles, as in “Laketown Breakdown” the place a tender guy struggles to stick at the correct aspect of the legislations whereas dealing with the loss of life of his mom and dad. And within the identify tale, “All these attracted to Me,” Petersen creates a masterful combination, transferring from the gold rush to the modern with 3 factors, 3 lives and 3 battles with loss of life at the treacherous waters of the higher Quesnel River. Whether long ago or current, Petersen’s characters discover romance, poverty and religious quandaries as they wander amid the panorama and again streets of the dusty little towns of BC's crucial Interior.

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