Apologize, Apologize! takes us into the perversely charmed world of the Flanagans and their son, Collie (His parents named him after their favorite breed of dog.) Collie comes of age on Martha's Vineyard, trying to make sense of his wildly wealthy, hyper-articulate, resolutely crazy family members: a philandering father, incorrigible brother, pigeon-racing uncle, radical activist mother, and a domineering media mogul grandfather (accused of being a murderer by Collie's mother). As Collie searches for his place in the world, he suffers insurmountable loss and grapples for bravery as he struggles to cope with people he has no choice but to love. Elizabeth Kelly's first novel is brilliantly written and utterly unpredictable - a remarkable debut.
About the AuthorElizabethKelly is a magazine editor and award-winning journalist with several Canadian National Magazine Awards and nominations to her credit. Her writing has appeared in many prominent Canadian newspapers and magazines. Her column work was selected to appear in the 2003 edition of Writing Prose, Oxford Press.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Twelve (March 30, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446406155
- ISBN-13: 978-0446406154
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
One of the best I have read this year. This should appeal to those who liked The Life of Pi. This is a great story filled with funny metaphors that moved me and words I had to look up. I loved the wackiness of the whole thing.
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