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From Matthew Quick, the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook—made into the Academy Award–winning movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper—comes a poignant and hopeful novel about a widower who takes in a grieving teenager and inspires a magical revival in their small town.
Lucas Goodgame lives
in Majestic, Pennsylvania, a quaint suburb that has been torn apart by a recent
tragedy. Everyone in Majestic sees Lucas as a hero—everyone, that is, except
Lucas himself. Insisting that his deceased wife, Darcy, visits him every night
in the form of an angel, Lucas spends his time writing letters to his former
Jungian analyst, Karl. It is only when Eli, an eighteen-year-old young man whom
the community has ostracized, begins camping out in Lucas’s backyard that an
unlikely alliance takes shape and the two embark on a journey to heal their
neighbors and, most importantly, themselves.
From Matthew Quick, whose work has been
described by the Boston Herald as “like going to your favorite
restaurant. You just know it is going to be good,” We Are the Light is
an unforgettable novel about the quicksand of grief and the daily miracle of
love. The humorous, soul-baring story of Lucas Goodgame offers an antidote to
toxic masculinity and celebrates the healing power of art. In this tale that
will stay with you long after the final page is turned, Quick reminds us that
life is full of guardian angels.
Matthew Quick is the New York
Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook, which was
made into an Oscar-winning film; The Good Luck of Right Now; Love May
Fail; The Reason You’re Alive; and four young adult novels. His work
has been translated into more than thirty languages, received a PEN/Hemingway
Award Honorable Mention, was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist,
a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and more. The
Hollywood Reporter has named him one of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful
Authors. Matthew lives with his wife, the novelist Alicia Bessette, on North
Carolina’s Outer Banks.