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.
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th August 2007
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31