Christian Petersen beautifully reins in the confusion and displacement of a diminishing band of men facing the daily spectre of an unforgiving land, men enslaved to the grind of the sawmill, hunkered on bar stools, high in the saddle of a John Deere, or wild behind the wheel speeding down dirt roads to the Fraser. Here are fathers, brothers, lovers in search of forsaken children, bygone loves, and memories long faded in the wash of fast-running streams and firelight.
Christian Petersen's stories have been anthologized in the 1997 edition of Best Canadian Stories (ed. by Douglas Glover) and West By Northwest: B.C. Short Stories. He has published in Event, Prism international, Pottersfield Portfolio, The New Quarterly, Grain, The Fiddlehead and TickleAce. He has a BA in Writing from the University of Victoria and has worked with Jack Hodgins and Steven Heighton. He lives in Williams Lake, BC. Let the Day Perish is his first collection of short stories.