I first envisioned writing this novel a few years ago just after watching the Toronto Maple Leafs lose. Again. I was staring out the window, feeling inexplicably anguished. The grainy reflection of my face in the window pane seemed at one with the November night. The words of a university professor came to mind: "Through a glass darkly, and then face to face." I imagined all the people out there, and the strange places they choose to put their hope. "How This is Going to End" is planned as a three-part series. It's about a man who desperately wants to go back to a time in his life when the world was in perfect order. His way forward is driven by a need to recapture that past. When he was a winner. And this was a winner's town.