Love May Fail
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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This is a typical Matthew Quick novel, meaning it is excellent; an ironically relatable page-turner. HOWEVER, I almost threw it away at a little less than the halfway mark. Without spoiling anything for anyone, think twice before reading this if you're an absurdly sensitive animal lover. It took me several days to get over the fate of little Albert Camus. But then again, I guess that's the mark of great writing...to reach in and touch your soul a little. Read at your own risk!
Matthew Quick does it again. He draws you in and soon you are turning pages to see what is next. I never want his books to end.
I have a bias for Matt Quick books. I worked with him years ago before he was a published author. He is one of the nicest people I've ever met, always smiling, and witty. I've read several of his books and have found them all to be compelling in their own way. Love May Fail as a story has great potential to develop into a movie for the big screen just like Silver Linings Playbook (a book I consider to be one of the 10 best books I've ever read). Love May Fail in book form however, feels slightly disjointed. I love the story, I appreciate the characters and how they develop, and like that there is attention paid to describing South Jersey locations but I'd be remiss I'd i didn't say that this book feels a little rushed and disjointed. Still, Quick kills it and it's great to see him finally get the attention he deserves as he is a talented author.
- Category: Literary
- Published: Jun 16, 2015
- Publisher: Harper
- Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
- Print Length: 416 Pages
- Language: English