Author: Matthew Quick
Source: BEA 2015
Goodreads: Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking for the goodness she believes still exists in the world, Portia sets off on a quest to save the one man who always believed in her—and in all of his students: her beloved high school English teacher, Mr. Vernon, who has retired broken and alone after a traumatic classroom incident.
Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metal-head little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt Portia’s chances on this quest to resurrect a good man and find renewed hope in the human race? Love May Fail 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.
Ope’s Opinion: Reading this was difficult with all the foul language. If you took the foul words ( especially the “f” word ) out, this book would be at least five pages shorter. For me the language was so distracting I almost quit reading a couple of times. I finally gave up. I did not finish.
The characters did not make me feel sorry for them. Bad things just kept happening, it made me depressed. I did not find anyone I could relate to in this book.