By Matthew Quick
From Matthew speedy, the New York Times bestselling writer of The Silver Linings Playbook, comes The reliable good fortune of correct Now, a humorous and delicate tale approximately kin, friendship, grief, recognition, and Richard Gere—an wonderful and encouraging story that might depart you puzzling over the rhythms of the universe and marveling on the energy of kindness and love.
For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived together with his mom. while she will get unwell and dies, he has no notion the way to be on his personal. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he must locate his flock and depart the nest. yet how does a guy whose complete existence has been grounded in his mother, Saturday mass, and the library find out how to fly?
Bartholomew thinks he’s discovered a clue whilst he discovers a “Free Tibet” letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother’s undies drawer. In her ultimate days, mother referred to as him Richard—there needs to be a cosmic connection. Believing that the actor is intended to assist him, Bartholomew awkwardly starts off his new existence, writing Richard Gere a chain of hugely intimate letters. Jung and the Dalai Lama, philosophy and religion, alien abduction and cat telepathy, the Catholic Church and the secret of ladies are all explored in his soul-baring epistles. yet generally the letters exhibit one man’s heartbreakingly earnest try to gather a kin of his own.
A suffering priest, a “Girlbrarian,” her feline-loving, foul-mouthed brother, and the spirit of Richard Gere subscribe to the hunt to aid Bartholomew. In a rented Ford concentration, they commute to Canada to work out the cat Parliament and locate his organic father . . . and detect loads more.