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Albatross

Terry Fallis' novel is about destiny — and what it means to forge your own path.

Terry Fallis

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. (From Penguin Random House Canada)

Terry Fallis is the author of several comedic novels. He has won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour twice — for his debut novel The Best Laid Plans and No Relation — and his novel The Best Laid Plans won Canada Reads 2011, and was adapted into a six-part miniseries for CBC-TV. 

Interviews with Terry Fallis

Terry Fallis on his latest novel, Albatross, about the tension between success and happiness in the life of a teenage golf prodigy.
At the tail end of the longest election campaign in Canadian history, we could all use a laugh — but when should we take the humour seriously?
He's written five books and each one has been nominated for a prize. Award-winning author Terry Fallis joined us to talk about coming to Sudbury for Wordstock, his writing style and about publishing books.
Author Terry Fallis will be featured in a discussion in Sudbury on humour and writing at the Wordstock Sudbury literary festival.
Canada Reads author Terry Fallis talks to Shelagh Rogers about The Best Laid Plans.

More about Terry Fallis

The 2015 Blue Met literary festival presented ‘The Walrus Talks: How to Animate a City’ with author Terry Fallis.

Other books by Terry Fallis

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