FRASER, Bruce F.




Author Tags: Cariboo, Fiction

Vancouver lawyer Bruce F. Fraser QC and his wife, Gail, own a ranch at Lac La Hache in the Cariboo, giving rise to his trilogy-in-progress set in the Chilcotin. After practicing law for 45 years in the courtrooms of B.C. and the Supreme Court of Canada, often representing Native clients, and ranching in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, Fraser first used his experiences to write On Potato Mountain (Granville Publishing 2010), a murder mystery.

Fraser again follows the path of his artist-shaman protagonist Noah Hanlon across the Cariboo-Chilcotin as he helps track down a murderer in the follow-up novel called The Jade Frog (Granville Publishing 2015). Set in the 1980s, this story also describes how the Chilcotin Nation were determined to preserve their ancestral homeland. The struggle culminates in a historic court case (Roger William vs Her Majesty The Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia). In June 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the right of the Chilcotin people to a significant part of their land.

Fraser's story “The Partner” won The Advocate short story contest in 2009 and his article on Dugald Christie was published in the November 2007 edition of The UBC Law Review. Fraser is also the founding President of Access Pro Bono.

BOOKS:

On Potato Mountain: A Chilcotin Murder Myster (Granville Island Publishing 2010) $19.95 978-1-894694-82-7

The Jade Frog (Granville Island Pub. 2015) $19.95 978-1-926991-54-2

[BCBW 2015]