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Matthew Quick debuts novel ‘Silver Linings’ with FSG imprint
As the football season picks up steam, author Matthew Quick’s debut novel "The
Silver Linings Playbook," a story about love, madness, and Kenny G
set against a backdrop of a losing Philadelphia Eagles team could
appeal to American readers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux imprint Sarah
Crichton Books announced the novel has just launched at bookstores
Matthew, a former
Philly area teacher, describes his novel as a "riotous and poignant
story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the
magnitude of his wife’s betrayal."
While spending time at a neural health facility, Silver Linings
protagonist Pat Peoples -- a metaphor for Everyman? -- decides that his
life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically
fit and emotionally supportive, and the return of his estranged wife
Nikki will mark his happy ending. Good luck on that one.
When Pat goes to live with his parents everything seems oddly changed.
Nobody will talk to him about Nikki. His old friends are saddled with
families. The Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father
cantankerous. And his new therapist appears to recommend adultery as a
form of therapy.
When Pat meets a physically fit but clinically depressed Tiffany, she
offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife but with a catch:
He must give up watching football, agree to perform in this year’s
Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about
Will Pat find his Silver Lining? You can find out now that Matthew’s
debut has launched at bookstores across the USA. Literary agent Russell Galen with Scovil Galen
Ghosh Literary Agency reportedly cut the deal for his debut.
Separately, Matthew’s sophomore novel "Sorta Like a Rock Star" has
already been sold to Hatchette Book
Group imprint Little, Brown, which has slated a Fall 2009
launch for the title. His new agent Douglas
Stewart with Sterling Lord
Literistic cut the deal for his sophomore novel, which
Matthew notes will be marketed as a young adult (YA) title but he hopes
it will appeal to both teens and adults.
To learn more about Matthew Quick check out his website.
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