The Good Luck of Right Now

Matthew Quick

09 April 2015
256 pages


From Matthew Quick, the bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook.
'Original, compelling, uplifiting' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project.

Bartholomew Neil is thirty-nine and lost.
After the death of his beloved mum he has no idea how to be on his own, and he knows it's about time he found his flock.

But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded learn how to fly?
And what can Richard Gere, a beautiful librarian, a struggling priest and a foul-mouthed and troubled young man teach Bartholomew about finding love and happiness?

Whatever it is, Bartholomew is in for a lot more than he bargained for . . .

Original, compelling, uplifting. 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.
Funny, touching, wise, and ultimately life-affirming . . . If you loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, this book is for you.
I loved this novel from its quirky and unconventional opening to its poignant, tear-inducing conclusion.