Love May Fail

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Product Details

Price
$25.99
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062285560
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About the Author

In the six months that followed his leaving teaching and the Philadelphia area, Matthew Quick floated down the Peruvian Amazon and formed 'The Bardbarians' (a two-man literary circle), backpacked around Southern Africa, hiked to the bottom of a snowy Grand Canyon, soul-searched, and finally began writing full-time. His debut novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Matthew earned his Creative Writing MFA through Goddard College. He has since returned to the Philadelphia area, where he lives with his wife and their greyhound.

Reviews

"Inspiring... Matthew Quick has a way with wounded characters."--Boston Globe
"Mr. Quick excels at writing what he knows, and making readers feel intimately connected to his characters. Love May Fail also reflects his mastery of devising humorous dialogue, interlaced with rabid vulgarity."--Wall Street Journal
"[One of] the seven books you have to read this summer"--Marie Claire
"Ultimate summer reading."--Good Housekeeping
"A well-told tale of how, through will or force, even the most broken people can sometimes be repaired.... Enjoyable, cinematic."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"Quick nails it again with his quirky-but-damaged characters and gritty real-life stories--but this time, it's an ex-wife of a cheating pornographer, her hoarder of a mother, and her former high school English teacher both moving and delighting us."--Glamour.com
"An offbeat odyssey and a really fun end-of-summer ride."--Parade
"There's always reason to hope in [Quick's] novels...A lovely, entertaining book."--New York Daily News
"I couldn't put it down."--Pittsburg Post-Gazette
"Instead of breaking your heart, Quick steals it, strengthens it and gives it back....a fine writer with a gift similar to that of fellow American novelist John Irving--creating quirky, flawed but ultimately lovable and deeply human main characters."--Winnipeg Free Press
"Great, heart-wrenching...[one of] the best mainstream books of the month...this tale of love and loss still makes us want to buy stock in the Kleenex company."--RT Book Reviews
"Quick specializes in offbeat characters who've been knocked down but won't stay down....Both irreverent and inspiring, this unique read belongs in every beach bag."--Nashville Arts
"Charming."--Costal Living
"The turn of a few pages is all it took for me to fall in love with Matthew Quick's latest homage to the subtleties of joy...a madly quirky, utterly lovely world."--Roanoke Times
"Capra-esque...engaging."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"A funny and poignant family drama...great summer read."--News & Observer (NC)
"Brilliant...compulsively readable...a plot that keeps you guessing...wholly transporting...Quick has a uniquely rewarding voice and one that, for his native Philadelphia, is creating a space in contemporary fiction all of its own."--GQ (UK)
"Complex and thought-provoking American comedy about love and the meaning of life."--Daily Mail (UK)
"Alive with humanity, empathy and wit...a beautifully readable novel by a writer of power and insight."--Coast (NZ)
"Listeners will be exhilarated by this loving tribute to teachers, writers, and literature."--AudioFile
"Funny, fierce and heartfelt."--Satellite Sisters
"An easy, enjoyable, and thoughtful read with laughs and tears along the way. Quick's devotees won't be disappointed."--Library Journal
"Quick, an ex-teacher, nails the symbiotic student-teacher relationship, with all of its attendant baggage, squarely on the head in this engaging slice-of-life dramedy with definite big-screen potential."--Booklist
"Darkly funny.... readers will be engrossed."--Publishers Weekly