Bow Grip

October 1, 2006|
Bow Grip by Ivan Coyote
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Winner of the ReLit Award for Best Novel
Shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Award for Women''s Fiction
An American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

Ivan E. Coyote is acclaimed as one of North America''s most beguiling storytellers; Ivan''s honest, down-to-earth tales, many of which are based on personal experience, are compelling for their simple human truths. Ivan''s 2005 story collection, Loose End, was also shortlisted for the prestigious Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction.

Bow Grip, Ivan''s long-awaited first novel, is a breathtaking story about love and loneliness, and the long road one must travel between them. Joey is a good-hearted, fortysomething mechanic from small-town Alberta whose wife has recently left him for another woman. When a stranger named James approaches his shop and agrees to purchase a beat-up blue Volvo in exchange for a beautiful, hand-crafted cello, Joey sees it as an opportunity to finally make some overdue changes in his life.

But some troubling suspicions about James, and a desire to close the door on his failed marriage, compels Joey to hit the road and travel to Calgary, the big city by the Bow River. He stations himself at a rundown motel, where he struggles to learn how to play the cello, and strangers with their own complicated pasts--an older gay man, a single mother--become confidants. With quiet authority, Bow Grip is about one man''s real rite of passage--trying to keep the ghosts of personal history at bay with a heart that''s as big as the endless prairie sky.

German-language rights sold to Verlag Krug & Schadenberg

Now in its third printing

Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author, co-author or co-editor of eleven books, including Tomboy Survival Guide, shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers'' Trust Nonfiction Prize and an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. They are also the creator of four short films as well as three CDs that combine storytelling with ...
Title:Bow Grip
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8.43 X 5.55 X 0.58 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.43 X 5.55 X 0.58 in
Published:October 1, 2006
Publisher:Arsenal Pulp Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781551522135

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