The Good Luck Of Right Now

Paperback | February 11, 2014

byMatthew Quick

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“Funny, touching, wise and ultimately life-affirming, The Good Luck of Right Now is quite possibly the greatest feel-good misfit road story I’ve had the good luck to read.” —GARTH STEIN, AUTHOR OF THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

For almost four decades, Bartholomew Neil has done nothing but live with his mom. When she begins calling him Richard—for reasons unknown—and then dies, Bartholomew is woefully unprepared. A clue comes in the form of a “Free Tibet” letter he finds in his mother’s underwear drawer, and so Bartholomew awkwardly starts his new life, writing Richard Gere a series of highly intimate fan letters. Jung’s theory of synchronicity, the mystery of women, the Dalai Lama’s teachings, alien abduction, cat telepathy and the Catholic Church are all explored in depth by Bartholomew’s epistles—but mostly the letters outline one man’s heartbreakingly earnest attempt to assemble a family of his own.

A struggling priest, a “girlbrarian,” her foul-mouthed brother and Richard Gere (well, sort of) join the quest. In a rented Ford Focus, they travel to Canada in search of Bartholomew’s biological father and end up finding so much more.

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“Funny, touching, wise and ultimately life-affirming, The Good Luck of Right Now is quite possibly the greatest feel-good misfit road story I’ve had the good luck to read.” —GARTH STEIN, AUTHOR OF THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAINFor almost four decades, Bartholomew Neil has done nothing but live with his mom. When she begins calling him R...

MATTHEW QUICK (a.k.a. Q) is the author of one adult novel,The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Academy Award– winning film. His young adult titles includeSorta Like a Rock Star;Boy 21, finalist for theL.A. TimesBook Prize; andForgive Me, Leonard Peacock. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and ha...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:February 11, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443425850

ISBN - 13:9781443425858

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"Has everything I relish in a story: a flawed but sympathetic protagonist, a page-turning plot and a cast of emotionally scarred characters for whom I rooted wholeheartedly. I loved this novel from its quirky and unconventional opening to its poignant, tearinducing conclusion." -WALLY LAMB, AUTHOR OF THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED AND THE FORTHCOMING WE ARE WATER