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By Jacqueline Baker

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Jacqueline Baker's ostensible topics in a troublesome Witching, her first brief tale assortment, are the crushed and colourless human varieties that inhabit rural Saskatchewan, however the actual vital characters in those tales are the Sand Hills, the striking dunes within the province's southwest nook. The dunes are domestic to specific wildlife in addition to many dinosaur fossils. not just are they invisible other than at shut quarters, they stream imperceptibly every one year.

All 8 of the tales during this assortment care for the ambivalent dating of settler society to its setting. occasionally there's a touch of nostalgia for a less complicated rural existence, however it fast dissipates. And consistently the Sand Hills are there, pointing to a barren region that's not just actual, it's emotional, and both unbearably sizzling or impossibly chilly. the awful environment of loveless marriages and failed adolescent sexuality subtly hyperlink to a position during which the characters are unwelcome or, at top, inappropriate. Nowhere is that this proven extra truly than within the first tale, "Cherry"; it describes, from a child's standpoint, eccentric Uncle Aloetius, who torments his niece and nephew with journeys to "the hoodoo-like hills" searching for "vossles." yet their uncle's sinister attract, compounded through stories of his appealing runaway spouse, Cherry, evaporates on his loss of life. an unsightly outdated lady donning an excessive amount of make-up turns up, calling herself Auntie Geraldine. "'Cherry,' she stated, 'is how they used to assert Gerri.... All these Germans.'" Even her identify is a mirage. those tales, ruled by way of in general younger narrators and lies instructed approximately intercourse and relatives, recommend Baker as a rural J.D. Salinger--a such a lot promising begin to a literary occupation. --Robyn Gillam

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