A story about a man tormented by an event from his youth, and the journey he finds himself on to heal and to learn who he is, from the author of The Best Laid Plans and Albatross.
Few people know the real Alex MacAskill—most of the world sees a painfully shy software engineer—and that’s just the way he wants it. Because no matter how many years have passed, the incident known only as “Gabriel” in the MacAskill family is something that still haunts him.
Then when his mother, one of the only people in the world who Alex felt comfortable as himself around, dies after a long illness, he suddenly has no choice but to face the very thing that he’s been avoiding since that night in high school.
With his trademark wit and captivating storytelling, Terry Fallis has written a novel unlike any of his others. One Brother Shy is at once poignant and humorous, heartbreaking, and heartwarming—and readers will not soon forget Alex MacAskill.