Love May Fail by Matthew Quick audiobook

Love May Fail: A Novel

By Matthew Quick
Read by  various narrators

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062285560
12.04 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“Mr. Quick excels at writing what he knows and making readers feel intimately connected to his characters. Love May Fail also reflects his mastery of devising humorous dialogue, interlaced with rabid vulgarity.” Wall Street Journal
“Quick specializes in offbeat characters who’ve been knocked down but won’t stay down….Both irreverent and inspiring.” Nashville Arts
“This darkly funny, profanity-filled novel fits together, jagged edges and all, and readers will be engrossed.” Publishers Weekly
“An easy, enjoyable, and thoughtful read with laughs and tears along the way.” Library Journal
“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.” Booklist
“[An] ode to bygone pop culture and the unattainable literary life.” Kirkus Reviews
“A multicast presentation is ideal for this convoluted story and its many characters…Narrator Cris Dukehart skillfully presents Kane’s anger and self-loathing and, finally, her determination as she seeks out her high school English teacher, the one man who’s never let her down. Jim Meskimen deftly portrays the diminished Mr. Vernon, who left teaching after being attacked by a student. Kane comes alive as she helps him rediscover his love of teaching. Most entertaining is Lorna Raver as wine-loving, spirited Sister Maeve Smith, who never gives up praying for Kane and Vernon. Listeners will be exhilarated by this loving tribute to teachers, writers, and literature.” AudioFile
“Quick immediately pulls you into his outrageous, in-your-face tale of love, loss and ’80s metal, skillfully intertwining the stories of four characters. His writing is powerful, and oftentimes quite heartbreaking, but the conclusion of this emotional ride makes you recognize and appreciate a successful writer’s capabilities.” RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars)

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by Jack Vincent 9/13/2017
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Good and Then Better

The book I purchased because this is the same author of Silver Linings Playbook . I was expecting something along those lines , however this is a much more detailed story and at least for me hard to get into in the beginning , having said that it is written very well and as with many books you might find it to be the best book you have heard in a long time :)

Author

Author Bio: Matthew Quick

Author Bio: Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Oscar-winning film, and The Good Luck of Right Now. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention. He earned an MFA in creative writing at Goddard College. He floated down the Peruvian Amazon, backpacked around southern Africa, and hiked to the bottom of a snowy Grand Canyon before returning to Philadelphia and beginning to write full time.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English