In the early hours of December 19th, 2008, Barry Doyle returned home after playing hockey. He hung up his sports gear and sat down with a late night snack. This is what we know. What is less clear is what happened next. The healthy, vital, husband and father of two young girls suddenly collapsed. Within minutes, he was dead of an apparent heart attack. He was 41.
In Love. Simple., Ottawa author Chris Robinson pays tribute to Doyle's life, from visions and small miracles to personal upheaval, Robinson shares his experiences with grief in this honest and emotionally raw account of what happens when you lose your best friend.
Chris Robinson is a critically acclaimed Ottawa-based author whose writings have appeared in many international publications including Salon.com, Animation World Magazine, Stop Smiling, The Ottawa Citizen, Cinemascope, and The Ottawa Xpress. Robinson's books include the critically acclaimed Stole This From a Hockey Card (2005), The Animation Pimp (2007), Ballad of a Thin Man (2008). His forthcoming books Drivin' (2009) and Love.Simple (2009) will be published by Bunkhouse Press.