Albatross (2019)


“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


“Book lovers 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, internationally bestselling author of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.


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, nationally bestselling author of We’re All in This Together


“This novel has a fable-like quality and philosophical depths that Fallis plumbs with a 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

“Exhilarating new novel.”

Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun 

“Despite moments of loss and heartbreak, Fallis coats every page with unexpected hilarity—often juxtaposed with the inevitable plaintiveness of life. He imbues Albatross with an accessible ease, which brings a lightness to Adam’s struggle.”

The Literary Review of Canada