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The Awakening

Peter Rake

Published September 18th 2012
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 About the Book 

Pete, as he was known to most folk, leaned against the rail fence on the out-station sheep yard. He had been watching the dust from the bosss Landrover as it approached. Three weeks had passed, and Pete felt a little resentful that his time aloneMorePete, as he was known to most folk, leaned against the rail fence on the out-station sheep yard. He had been watching the dust from the bosss Landrover as it approached. Three weeks had passed, and Pete felt a little resentful that his time alone was about to end.This short story is a tale of a right of passage from boyhood to manhood.It has been argued that the best fiction draws on real life, and while the jury may still be out on that assertion, Peter Rake is making a compelling case for the affirmative. The Awakening is a delightful meander through the inner thoughts of a young farm hand who, working in solitude in Outback Queensland, finds himself contemplating life in a way that is only possible in such a place.The character is one that stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned. A kind and thoughtful young man, the main protagonist journeys with the landscape around him- the day and the night- his free thinking and his logic.