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Publisher Description


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.

Terry Fallis
hr min
August 13
McClelland & Stewart

Customer Reviews

Ikaika Biker ,


Two time Stephen Leacock winner, Terry Fallis' writing is impeccable. How he reads his books is even better!

Albatross is a fabulous book with romance, travel, trauma & personal puzzles. Mr. Fallis' understated humour is refreshing. Adam Coryell, the protagonist has a wry sense of his unusual predicament. Adam also has a strong moral sense, generosity and wry self reflection. The book gives a refreshing perspective on "celebrity mania",

Why you should buy the audio book? Because Mr. Fallis does a incredible job of reading his books. Each character has a distinctive voice. How he does Bobbie Davidson is amazing. How he changes characters, clearly communicating who is speaking by accent alone, without missing a beat is unbelievable. I have purchase both the hard copy and the audio book. I have listened to the audio book twice already. I'm driven by his vocal gifts as well as the impelling story.

Laughing and heart warming kindness are two great reasons to read or listen to this book.