I aND YOU, AND ME AND HER

Launching June, 2018

 Love at first sight. A failure to seize the moment. Betrayed by coincidence.


Tom McNamara secretly suffers over the two women in his life, one he thought was right for him, another he thought was perfect. Destiny has concealed until the eve of his wedding that the two women are actually sisters. Tom wants to do the right thing. Perhaps his authentic self should put out the torch he's been carrying for two decades over his romantic disaster. Perhaps he should tell someone the truth.
 Now all the people in this tangle must spend Thanksgiving weekend at an empty lodge in Northern Ontario. Having inherited this humble resort from a mother who kept it and its purpose secret, the two sisters must decide what to do with the property. Tom's beginning to think he knows what the two women can do. More importantly, he's beginning to believe he knows what he should do.
 A thoughtful, original and playful novel about choice and authenticity by award-winning author Barry Grills, I And You, And Me And Her is emotional, poignant and heartfelt. For some people, love truly is everything.   

Available as an e-book or in print from Kindle and Amazon

ROADKILL

Launched November, 2017

From Fluid Grouse Enterprises, the new dystopic novel about love, freedom and human triumph. Gripping, allegorical, inspiring, gritty, fresh.

Available as an ebook and in print from Amazon.com

Two unlikely allies: Mary, The Golden Woman--professor, mistress to the brass, historian--and Keats, a broken and doomed bonded worker with nothing left to lose. A fateful night of escape that steers them into the private museum preserve of The Company that rules their world. Is the museum a trap? Is the freeway at the other end of the preserve as impassable as it is back in the bonded workers' camp? Will Mary and Keats find freedom or die under the rodancer wheels on the Liberty Freeway?

EVERY WOLF'S HOWL

From Freehand Books

The award-winning memoir about  a wolf-German Shepherd  cross named Lupus, an extraordinary animal that inspired the author's transformation as a man and writer. 

Praise for Every Wolf's Howl

 Every wolf's and lion's howl
Raises from hell a human soul.
William Blake
"Auguries of Innocence"
 

". . . surprising, poignant, affectionate, and amusing memoir" - Prairie Fire Review of Books   


"Every Wolf’s Howl  proves a successful literary endeavour: it makes room for the broader  themes of human struggle and triumph over loss, and testifies to our  capacity to find solace in those we initially feel unequipped to care  for." - Quill and Quire  


 “Every Wolf’s Howl  is a moving story of friendship and transformation, and anyone who has  ever longed to companionate with wild creatures will be transfixed." - Winnipeg Free Press 


 “His memoir takes us farther and with Lupus’ help deeper into the meaning of his crise du coeur,  such that at book’s end we can reverse the process and gauge just how  far he has travelled, from self-destructive behaviour, from pessimism,  and from serious illness, to existential acceptance of himself and his  species.” - The Winnipeg Review  

CBC TELEVISION MOVIE

Based on the biography Celine Dion: A New Day Dawns, by Barry Grills and Jim Brown