Author(s): Matthew Quick
Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her posh Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself transported back to South Jersey where things remain largely unchanged from her unhappy childhood. In need of saving herself, she sets out to find and resurrect a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a horrific event in the classroom. Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metal-head little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt her chances in this bid for renewed hope in the human race? This 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.
Resolute feminist and underappreciated housewife Portia Kane leaves her undeserving husband in search of her high school English teacher in this quirky ode to love, fate, and hair metal. The latest masterpiece from NYT bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook.
Matthew Quick is the author of The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Academy Award-winning film, The Good Luck of Right Now, 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.