The Good Luck of Right Now
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The Good Luck of Right Now

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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 . . .

'The Good Luck of Right Now is original, compelling, and uplifting . . . His writing is shot through with wit and humanity' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 19mm | 220g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed
  • 1447247485
  • 9781447247487
  • 180,665

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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. Graeme Simsion, author of THE ROSIE PROJECT
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Had my gripped and at times welling up * Stylist * Quick writes with an engaging intimacy, capturing his narrator's innocence and off-kilter philosophy, and the damaged souls in orbit around him * Publishers Weekly * A bildungsroman that charts an adventurous road-trip from Philadelphia to Canada, in a rented Ford Focus. Bartholomew, unemployed and friendless, meets an eccentric rabble along the way (including a troubled grief counsellor, an alcoholic priest and a love-interest librarian), who go some way to resolving his issues . . . a tender tale that manages to be both light-hearted and philosophical. * Financial Times * This book channels the same screwball sad sweetness we loved so much in The Silver Linings Playbook. * GQ * I loved this novel from its quirky and unconventional opening to its poignant, tear-inducing conclusion. -- Wally Lamb, author of I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE 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. -- Garth Stein, author of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN 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. -- Graeme Simsion, author of THE ROSIE PROJECT
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About Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick is the author of The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Academy Award-winning film, and the young adult novels Sorta Like A Rock Star, Boy21 and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and he has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, among other accolades. He is married to the novelist and pianist Alicia Bessette.
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14,886 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (5,808)
3 31% (4,652)
2 9% (1,281)
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