|FICTION / Canadian
|FICTION / Family Life / General
|FICTION / Humorous / General
|FICTION / Romance / Later in Life
|McClelland & Stewart
|8.24in x 5.54in x 0.92in
|From The Publisher*
|INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER
From beloved and bestselling author Terry Fallis comes a novel unlike any of his others. A thoughtful exploration of aging, loss, family, friendship, and love, all with his trademark humour and heart.
Jack McMaster seemingly has it all. A beautiful house, a loving son of many talents (including cooking, which is great news for Jack, if not for his waistline), even a special bond with his buddies in his ball hockey league. But he's also learning to live with loss, leaving a gaping hole in his life-a life that will never be the same as before. Jack passes his days knowing he has the support of his family and his friends, but he can't shake the feeling that his life has gone gray, and that time is slipping by so quickly.
Then, a short and shocking video from an unexpected source gives him the gumption to make a change and maybe even haul himself out of his melancholia. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with 1920s Paris, Jack finally visits the City of Light, following in the footsteps of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, and wandering the Left Bank. Slowly, the colour seeps back into his life, aided by a chance encounter in a café that leads Jack into the art world, and a Paris mystery nearly a century old.
Full of sincerity and warmth, A New Season shows us all that sometimes, making a change in your life can save your life.
|INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Praise for Terry Fallis:
"Terry Fallis writes just about the tidiest romantic comedic novels you can find on Earth, let alone in Canada." -Globe and Mail
"Not too many Canucks have ventured to write humorous books. There is Stephen Leacock, of course. And Robertson Davies cranked out a couple . . . Count Terry Fallis among the few to achieve success at the form." -Ottawa Citizen
"One of CanLit's crowned king of chuckles . . . Fallis is a gifted storyteller." -Telegraph-Journal
"Terry Fallis is a brilliant and very funny writer who also understands the human heart. His words will split your side on one page, and put a lump in your throat the next. You'll not only come to like his quirky characters, you'll want to meet them, and take care of them, too. Terry Fallis is a writer to watch, and more importantly, to read." -Ali Velshi, NBC News
"Fallis writes from another time, when Wodehouse and Leacock and Twain roamed the earth. May he never become extinct." -Linwood Barclay
|TERRY FALLIS grew up in Toronto and earned an engineering degree from McMaster University. Drawn to politics at an early age, he worked for cabinet ministers in Ottawa and at Queen's Park. His first novel, The Best Laid Plans, began as a podcast, then was self-published, won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, was re-published by McClelland & Stewart to great reviews, was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC's Canada Reads as "the essential Canadian novel of the decade," and was adapted as a CBC Television series and a stage musical. His next two novels, The High Road and Up and Down were finalists for the Leacock Medal, and in 2015, he won the prize a second time, for his fourth book, No Relation. His other novels include Poles Apart, One Brother Shy, Albatross, and Operation Angus, and were all national bestsellers. A skilled public speaker, he lives in Toronto with his wife, and blogs at www.terryfallis.com. Follow @TerryFallis on Twitter and subscribe to his newsletter at https://terryfallis.substack.com.