The Good Luck Of Right Now

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Author: Quick, Matthew

Edition: 1st Edition

Number Of Pages: 304

EAN: 9781443425858

Release Date: 11-02-2014

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description “Funny, touching, wise and ultimately life-affirming, The Good Luck of Right Now is quite possibly the greatest feel-good misfit road story I’ve had the good luck to read.” ―GARTH STEIN, AUTHOR OF THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN For almost four decades, Bartholomew Neil has done nothing but live with his mom. When she begins calling him Richard―for reasons unknown―and then dies, Bartholomew is woefully unprepared. A clue comes in the form of a “Free Tibet” letter he finds in his mother’s underwear drawer, and so Bartholomew awkwardly starts his new life, writing Richard Gere a series of highly intimate fan letters. Jung’s theory of synchronicity, the mystery of women, the Dalai Lama’s teachings, alien abduction, cat telepathy and the Catholic Church are all explored in depth by Bartholomew’s epistles―but mostly the letters outline one man’s heartbreakingly earnest attempt to assemble a family of his own. A struggling priest, a “girlbrarian,” her foul-mouthed brother and Richard Gere (well, sort of) join the quest. In a rented Ford Focus, they travel to Canada in search of Bartholomew’s biological father and end up finding so much more. Review "Matthew Quick's The Good Luck of Right Now has everything I relish in a story: a flawed but sympathetic protagonist, a page-turning plot and a cast of emotionally scarred characters for whom I rooted wholeheartedly. I loved this novel from its quirky and unconventional opening to its poignant, tearinducing conclusion." —WALLY LAMB, author of The Hour I First Believed and the forthcoming We Are Water "Funny, touching, wise, and ultimately life-affirming, The Good Luck of Right Now is quite possibly the greatest feel-good misfit-road story I’ve had the good luck to read. If you loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, this book is for you." – GARTH STEIN, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain About the Author Matthew Quick (aka Q) is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Oscar-winning film, and The Good Luck of Right Now. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention. Q lives with his wife, the novelist-pianist Alicia Bessette, on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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