Love may fail : a novel

by Quick, Matthew, 1973-

Format: Print Book 2015
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Summary

An aspiring feminist and underappreciated housewife embarks on an odyssey to find human decency and goodness--and her high school English teacher--in New York Times bestselling author Matthew Quick's offbeat masterpiece, a quirky ode to love, fate, and hair metal.

Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking to find the goodness in the world she believes still exists, Portia sets off to save herself by saving someone else--a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident.

Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metal-head little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt her chances on this madcap quest to restore a good man's reputation and find renewed hope in the human race? Love May Fail 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Portia Kane, another delightfully quirky and sympathetically flawed Quick (The Silver Linings Playbook, 2008) heroine, sets out on a quest to find her favorite high-school English teacher a disabled recluse who barely survived a vicious beating at the hands of a student in order to help him and to resurrect her own diminishing belief in good men and hope. After leaving her adulterous, porn-producing husband, she travels back to her down-in-the-heels New Jersey hometown, where she connects with a pithy old nun; makes peace with her mentally unstable, hoarder mother; and finds love with a kindhearted ex-heroin addict. As her odyssey told from multiple points of view unfolds, it becomes more and more clear that her search-and-rescue mission will have a ripple effect, benefiting multiple characters, including Portia herself. 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. High-Demand Backstory: Both The Silver Linings Playbook and The Good Luck of Right Now (currently in production) were best-sellers; expect no less from his latest engaging offering as Quick continues to connect with both book and film audiences.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Quick's (The Good Luck of Right Now) latest is the story of Portia Kane, who leaves her millionaire porn-producer husband in Florida after discovering him in bed with a much younger woman. Portia flies back to her hoarding mother's hovel in New Jersey, on a quest to find and save her favorite high school teacher-the reclusive Mr. Vernon, who disappeared after an attack by a bat-wielding student. The story unfolds through multiple points of view: those of Portia; the Camus-quoting, suicidal Mr. Vernon; Sister Maeve, Portia's wry, acerbic seatmate on her flight home; Mr. Vernon's estranged mother (revealed through her one-sided epistolary relationship with her son); and Chuck Bass, a long-sober heroin addict who shares Portia's love of heavy metal and was also profoundly affected by Mr. Vernon. Though Portia's story is the main thread, Quick captures the essence of these other characters better; in their own imperfections and in relationship to her, they are more interesting. Still, this darkly funny, profanity-filled novel fits together, jagged edges and all, and readers will be engrossed. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects High school teachers -- Fiction.
Self-realization in women -- Fiction.
Marital conflict -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Nuns -- Fiction.
Runaway wives -- Fiction.
New Jersey -- Fiction.
Black humor.
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 401 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780062285560
0062285564
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