Love May Fail

A Novel

by Matthew Quick

On Sale: 06/16/2015

Love May Fail

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Love May Fail

A Novel

by Matthew Quick

On Sale: 06/16/2015


About the Book

“Quick celebrates the power of ordinary, flawed human beings to rescue themselves and each other. His writing is shot through with wit and humanity and an ultimately optimistic view of people, without ever becoming sentimental.” —GRAEME SIMSION, AUTHOR OF THE ROSIE PROJECT

Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself transported back to South Jersey, where things remain largely unchanged from her unhappy childhood. In need of saving herself, she sets out to find and resurrect a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a horrific scandal. Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metal-head little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt Portia's chances in this bid for renewed hope in the human race? This is a story of the great highs and lows of existence: the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know (deep down) you are meant to be.

Critical Praise

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

Inspiring. . . . Matthew Quick has a way with wounded characters. — Boston Globe

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

Ultimate summer reading. — Good Housekeeping

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



Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443425902
  • ISBN 10: 1443425907
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 06/16/2015
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General

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