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The good luck of right now, Matthew Quick

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The good luck of right now
Title
The good luck of right now
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Quick
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Language
eng
Summary
For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. But when she dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His grief counsellor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mum, Saturday mass, and the library learn how to fly? Bartholomew thinks he's found a clue when he discovers a "Free Tibet" letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother's underwear drawer. Believing that the actor is meant to help him, Bartholomew awkwardly starts his new life, writing Richard Gere a series of highly intimate letters. Philosophy and faith, alien abduction and cat telepathy, the Catholic Church and the mystery of women, are all explored in his soul-baring epistles. But mostly the letters reveal one man's heart-breakingly earnest attempt to assemble a family of his own. Eventually a family of sorts assembles, and Bartholomew is joined by this unlikely crew of companions on his quest to find his biological father... but what they discover is so much more
Summary
When his mother dies, 38-year-old Bartholomew Neil, who doesn't know how to be on his own, discovers a letter in his mother's underwear drawer that causes him to write a series of highly intimate letters to actor Richard Gere, while embarking on a quest to find out where he belongs.
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10262487
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
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Quick, Matthew
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Grief
  • Families
  • Letter writing
Target audience
adult
Label
The good luck of right now, Matthew Quick
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Publication
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052433374
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 p.
Isbn
9781447247500
Label
The good luck of right now, Matthew Quick
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052433374
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 p.
Isbn
9781447247500

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