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THE APOLOGY

by Watkins, Ross

A scorching psychological drama about family, betrayal and the limits of forgiveness.

Adrian Pomeroy teaches English at an all-boys school. When he finds himself at the centre of an allegation that might end his career, his life starts to unravel in spectacular fashion. With a police investigation underway, Adrian turns to his detective brother for help, but Noel is battling crippling demons of his own.

As the repercussions of this one accusation lead to the implosion of Adrian's family, he can no longer ignore the secrets buried in his own past. The Apology is an explosive and shocking portrait of the lies we tell ourselves and each other in order to survive.

Ross Watkins is an author and illustrator for both children and adults. His first major publication was as the illustrator of The Boy Who Grew Into a Tree (2012), and his picture book One Photo (2016) was shortlisted for the CBCA 2017 Picture Book of the Year. His short fiction has been published in various Australian anthologies and journals, and he was shortlisted for the 2011 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Emerging Author. Ross is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

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This is a novel that builds tension, page by page, so relentlessly that it leaves you with one option: you must keep reading.

Quote: Malcolm Knox, author of The Wonder Lover

The Apology is a gripping psychological drama about family, betrayal and the limits of forgiveness ...

Review: Readings Monthly

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