Book Title: Electronic Press Kit for What’s In A Name

Subtitle: Every woman knows her own sorrows

Author: Garie McIntosh

Book Description:
“Everyone has something they carry with them, and some carry more than others. [The theme of] ‘every woman knows her own sorrows’... is threaded throughout [this] narrative, and it rings very true―although... it would hold equally true for men.”
- Official editorial assessment

Welcome to the electronic press kit (EPK) for author Garie McIntosh. Just like his first novel, What’s In A Name, Garie’s EPK reads like a book, albeit a very brief one. So please click Read Book below for a showcasing of what he and his work have to offer audiences and readers alike.

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What’s In A Name begins with a silence and gradually unsilence each of the women throughout its pages. As everyone has something that he or she carries with himself or herself, the theme of “every woman knows her own sorrows” is threaded throughout this narrative. From Toronto 1802, when pots and kettles hanging from pegs array the fireplace, to tree-lined avenues in present-day downtown Toronto, to the blue water, the brilliant sky, and the green mountains in Jamaica, these milieus provide the innocuous backdrop for the novel’s compelling subject matter.

In Toronto, Canada, we meet twelve-year-old Christine. She is feeling guilty and punished, even violated. She is in a hospital room alone with her dying mother, from whom Christine is keen to keep a secret. When her mother senses something about her, her dying wish is to rename Christine. Christine accepts her new name and goes by it, but that acceptance comes with the burden of guilt and shame. So Christine remains silent. Now thirty-four years old, she is compelled to confront her past because her marriage of eight years is threatened by her and her husband’s mutual silence.

Christine travels to Jamaica to address the cause of her silence. Encapsulated within the euphoric atmosphere of the island, she meets a woman who calls herself Dell-Dell. The two women have shared a common silence, but the connection between them is even deeper than the silence. The shocking truth of Dell-Dell’s past holds up Christine’s own shocking past to Christine’s future. By the end of her journey to Jamaica, Christine embodies the question that the narrative contemplates in the end: what might a woman’s compromise be if she should face the perpetrator of the crimes against her that Christine herself experienced?


Garie McIntosh


Electronic Press Kit for What’s In A Name Copyright © 2017 by Garie Garvin McIntosh. All Rights Reserved.


Fiction: narrative themes


Electronic Press Kit for What’s In A Name
Garie McIntosh

Electronic Press Kit for What’s In A Name Copyright © 2017 by Garie Garvin McIntosh. All Rights Reserved.

Primary Subject
Fiction: narrative themes
Additional Subject(s)
Fiction: general & literary, Family life fiction
Publication Date
June 5, 2019