'If you loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, this book is for you' Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
'Channels the same screwball sad sweetness we loved so much in The Silver Linings Playbook' GQ
Bartholomew Neil is thirty-nine and lost. After the death of his beloved mum he has no idea how to be on his own, and he knows it's about time he found his flock.
But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded learn how to fly? And what can Richard Gere, a beautiful librarian, a struggling priest and a foul-mouthed and troubled young man teach Bartholomew about finding love and happiness?
Whatever it is, Bartholomew is in for a lot more than he bargained for . . .
'I loved this novel from its quirky and unconventional opening to its poignant, tear-inducing conclusion' Wally Lamb, author of I Know This Much is True
'A tender tale . . . both light-hearted and philosophical' Financial Times
'Had me gripped and at times welling up ' Stylist
Matthew Quick is the author of The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Academy Award-winning film, and the young adult novels Sorta Like A Rock Star, Boy 21 and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, among other accolades. He is married to the novelist and pianist Alicia Bessette.