Garie McIntosh to reissue his first novel

What’s in a Name to be part of a trilogy

The coming 2021 version of What’s in a Name and two other books to be published form a series of inter-related novels in a thematic trilogy called The Barred-spiral Trilogy. The theme is a reflective take on the relationship between mothers and their children: as “bars generally affect . . . the motion of stars within spiral galaxies,” the trilogy is named for comparing a mother’s influence to what happens, the motions, in a spiral galaxy that has a central bar-shaped structure. Mothers are these structures, within which galaxies exist. Their children, residing within these galaxies, are the stars—which are affected by the motions, the events in our lives and every encounter therein that mothers effect.

In an age where psychology has identified the fact that traumatic events in life are inescapable, wisdom points to the fact that mothers play not just an important role but a powerful one in the lives of their children. Iyanla Vanzant, accomplished author and inspirational speaker, notably once said on her television series, Iyanla, Fix My Life:

“They say a man is who his mother makes him.” “All men marry their mothers.”

Yet despite the mistakes of mothers, there are lessons and, most importantly, hope. Oprah Winfrey touched upon the latter truth in a recent interview. According to the interviewer, “Oprah has written a book revealing how critical all adults are in shaping a child’s future, and says she is living proof.” Oprah herself said the following while being interviewed for the book, which is titled What Happened to You:

“Why aren’t I stone crazy? Why don’t I have more problems? Your relationships with people who cared about you other than your family members changes [sic] the way you view yourself and . . . the world.”

The 2021 version of What’s in a Name is a bold statement by a determined individual, the author himself. The time is now right for this fully realized and final version of the novel. Garie’s journey to finding the means and the methods to applying his storytelling-communication abilities to this book and now presenting it to readers are both defined by sisu, which according to Wikipedia “expresses itself in taking action against the odds and displaying courage and resoluteness in the face of adversity.”

This version of What’s in a Name is slated to become available for sale by the end of May 2021. Check back here then by clicking on this link.