Love May Fail

3.55 based on 227 ratings & 29 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 16.06.2016
ISBN: 9781447247548
Number of pages: 416

Synopsis

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook.

'Brilliant . . . compulsively readable . . . Love May Fail is as wholly transporting as any cinematic experience' GQ

Portia Kane has escaped her cheating husband only to find herself back at square one, living with her mum in a place she thought she'd left behind forever. Lost and alone, looking to find the goodness she believes still exists in the world, Portia sets off to save herself by saving someone else - a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident.

Can Chuck, the handsome brother of Portia's old school friend, together with a sassy nun and a metal-head little boy, help Portia's chances in her bid for renewed hope in the human race?

Moving and funny, Love May Fail by Matthew Quick is about the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know deep down you are meant to be.

In the media

Brilliant . . . compulsively readable . . . a plot that keeps you guessing . . . The emotional authenticity of his characters and their pitch-perfect Philly dialogue make it little wonder that his entire back catalogue has been optioned. But you don't need to wait for the film: Love May Fail is as wholly transporting as any cinematic experience. The blackly comic, quicksand tone of Vonnegut might be the presiding spirit, but Matthew 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
There's always reason to hope in [Quick's] novels . . . A lovely, entertaining book.
New York Daily News
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