Imprint:McClelland & Stewart
Dimensions:8.25in x 5.7 x 1.05 in | 0.93 lb
Page Count:400 pages
From two-time Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis comes a funny and smart new novel about destiny—and what it means to forge your own path.
Adam Coryell is your average high-school student—well, except for that obsession with fountain pens—when his life changes forever. Based on a study by a quirky Swedish professor that claims that every human being, regardless of athletic inclination, has a body that is suited to excel in at least one sport, it turns out that Adam is good—very good, in fact—at golf. Even though he’d never even picked up a golf club. Almost instantly, and with his coach, hard-nosed Bobbie Davenport by his side, Adam and his new-found talent skyrocket to a prodigy-level stardom that includes tournament titles, sponsorship deals, throngs of fans following his every move, and fodder for tabloids. But here’s the catch: Adam doesn’t really like golf. And as the life he once knew slips away—including the love of his life, the dream of being a writer, and everyday normalcy—he can’t help but wonder if all this success and fame is worth it…or if it’s enough for him. Heartwarming and funny, sweeping and entertaining, Terry Fallis’s new book takes readers on a journey of self-discovery.
LUCKY #7: This is Terry’s seventh book, the seventh Terry Fallis book M&S has published, and celebrates an 11-year partnership.
AUTHOR WITH A LOYAL FANBASE: Since the publication of his first book, the Leacock Medal and Canada Reads-winning The Best Laid Plans, Terry has had a dedicated readership and following that eagerly anticipates every new book.
THE HARDEST WORKING AUTHOR IN THE BUSINESS: Terry is famous for his endless tour schedule—this year alone, he did 60 events, and already has many lined up for 2019. He still draws a crowd and will promote his new book with energy and enthusiasm.
NEW LOOK: With this, Terry’s seventh book, we’re working on a new design for him, in the hopes to broaden his readership.
LEACOCK MEDAL FAVOURITE: Terry is a five-time nominee and a two-time winner.
"Fallis writes from another time, when Wodehouse and Leacock and Twain roamed the earth. May he never become extinct." —Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author of A Noise Downstairs
"It's hard not to get excited about a new Terry Fallis novel, and it is equally hard not to fall in love with Adam Coryell, the big-hearted, sarcastic, fountain-pen-obsessed hero of Albatross, a young golf prodigy who just wants to write short stories. In his inimitable style, Fallis has crafted a tender, funny, and compulsively readable novel about what it means to stay true to your dreams, and to yourself. Do yourself a favour and pick up this book—you won't put it down again until the final page has been turned." —Amy Jones, author of We're All In this Together and Every Little Piece of Me
"Booklovers, rejoice and buy this book! In Albatross, Terry Fallis has found the antidote for what ails our sorry world. May millions of you benefit!” —Alan Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
"[Albatross] has a fable-like quality and philosophical depths that Fallis plumbs with deceptive subtlety—you'll come for the story about an athletic whiz kid, and leave contemplating where true happiness really lies, both in Adam's life and your own." —Globe and Mail
"Fallis is on point with his vivid observations. Albatross exposes some essential truths, such as the fundamental importance of following your own path." —Winnipeg Free Press