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Bow grip / Ivan E. Coyote.

By: Coyote, Ivan E. (Ivan Elizabeth), 1969-.
Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, c2006Description: 221 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 1551522136 :.DDC classification: C813/.6 Review: "Bow Grip 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."--BOOK JACKET.
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"Bow Grip 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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