Martin Peters

By Patrick Allaby

Martin Peters
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Everyone has a story to tell. Not all of them are true.

Set in a generic Fredericton suburb called Skyline Acres, this is the fictional biography of Martin Peters, a teenager with type 1 diabetes. The coming of age story revolves around Martin's relationship with his on-again ... Read more


Overview

Everyone has a story to tell. Not all of them are true.

Set in a generic Fredericton suburb called Skyline Acres, this is the fictional biography of Martin Peters, a teenager with type 1 diabetes. The coming of age story revolves around Martin's relationship with his on-again off-again high school girlfriend, and how, desperate to fit in, he begins neglecting his health. The twisting narrative follows his deteriorating condition until, eventually, he finds himself fighting for his life in the hospital.

Patrick Allaby

Patrick Allaby is a cat person living in the dog part of Sackville, New Brunswick. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2015, and since then his work has largely focused on the experience of living with chronic illness. His first book, Martin Peters was published by Conundrum Press in 2019 and he has an MFA from the University of Waterloo.

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"When I told you, it was okay to make a book about me growing up with diabetes in Fredericton, I understood it would be about how my parents were so overprotective, about how they were so worried about my ability to manage my blood sugar that they didn't let me play sports or allow me to go to sleepovers. But you barely touch on these things! Instead, you imply that I was some sleaze-bag pothead, desperately in love with someone I dated for, like, a month. Well, I do not appreciate this depiction, and neither does my lawyer. I'm not trying to suppress your artistic creation, but you have crossed a line here, and if you proceed with publishing this garbage, I will commence legal proceedings against you. " - Martin Peters

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