A rancher is consumed to take more and more land, driven by the memory of his father. A hunger for power in the province's capital may result in a dam flooding the area. Then, a gunshot changes everything.
An unforgiving winter envelops young Noah Hanlon, on the run after being charged with murder. Searching endless terrain for the real killer, he reconnects with his Indigenous heritage. Revelations point in unexpected directions. A whiff of perfume, a lilac bush, the chirps of sparrows and, of course, a gun -- all these may exonerate him and save the land.
Bruce Fraser's iconic d but novel is republished in a revised edition with new material, beginning his trilogy exploring the vast canvas of the Chilcotin region of British Columbia.
Bruce Fraser practiced as a trial lawyer in the Interior of British Columbia and Vancouver. During his long career, he often represented First Nations peoples in Aboriginal Rights cases, as well as civil and criminal proceedings. Now retired, he lives in Kitsilano and vacations in Lac La Hache in the Cariboo. His d but novel, On Potato Mountain, won silver in the 2010 eLit Book Awards and he has won awards for his short stories published in the lawyers' magazine, The Advocate. His trilogy A Chilcotin Saga explores the mysteries of the Chilcotin region of British Columbia.