9780374264260

The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

Quick, Matthew

ISBN 10: 0374264260 / 0-374-26426-0
ISBN 13: 9780374264260
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
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An enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G.

The Silver Linings Playbook is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife’s betrayal.

During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

When Pat meets the tragically widowed and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only he will give up watching football, agree to perform in this year’s Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about their “contract.” All the while, Pat keeps searching for his silver lining.

In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat’s mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.

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Book Description: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Matthew Quick has created quite the heartbreaker of a novel inThe Silver Linings Playbook." from theKirkusFirst Fiction Issue"Matthew Quick is a natural storyteller, and his SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK--honest, wise, and compassionate--is a story that carries the reader along on a gust of optimism. Without shying away from the difficulties of domestic life, it charts a route past those challenges, and leaves us with a lingering sense of hope. More than a promising debut or an inspiring love story, this novel offers us the gift of healing." Roland Merullo, author ofIn Revere, In Those Days"You don't have to be a Philadelphia Eagles' fan (or even from Philadelphia) to appreciate talented newcomer Matthew Quick's page-turning paean to the power of hope over experiencethe belief that this will all work out somehow, despite the long odds that life deals us. Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is a wonderful debut." Justin Cronin, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author ofMary and O'NeilandThe Summer Guest"The hero of Matthew Quick's first novel is Pat Peoples, amnesiac optimist and absolute original, whose dysfunctional journey takes him from big-league fandom to competitive dance and a host of other modern preoccupations. This is a funny, touching performance on the part of Mr. Quickand the beginning, I hope, of a big career." Dave King, author ofThe Ha-Ha"Entertaining and heartfelt and authentic,The Silver Linings Playbookmagically binds together love, madness, Philadelphia Eagles football, faith, family and hard-earned hope into a story that is both profound and wonderfully beguiling. This is a splendid novel, written by a big-time talent." Martin Clark, author ofThe Many Aspects of Mobile Home LivingandThe Legal Limit"I lovedThe Silver Linings Playbook. It is warm, funny, and moving." Shawn McBride, author ofGreen Grass Grace. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0374264260

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