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The reason you"re alive

Matthew Quick

The reason you"re alive

a novel

by Matthew Quick

  • 275 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Death,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • Tumors,
  • Wives,
  • Brain,
  • Health,
  • Fiction,
  • Veterans,
  • Agent Orange

  • About the Edition

    Sixty-eight-year-old David has a brain tumor that he attributes to Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating the name of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline, and decides to return something precious he long ago stole from that man.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesReason you are alive
    StatementMatthew Quick
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3617.U535 Q53 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination226 pages
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27239218M
    ISBN 100062424300
    ISBN 109780062424303
    OCLC/WorldCa960717787

      With all the issues that the novel seems to tackle from racism to PTSD to the U.S.’ treatment of war veterans and to depression and adultery, one would expect The Reason You’re Alive to be a highly depressing work as well. This expectation, however, would prove entirely wrong as the novel is at times very humorous. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

      The Reason You're Alive deals with the impact of PTSD, depression, and adultery on a Philadelphia family, but also zooms in on the especially sharp divides created by America's culture wars laugh-out-loud funny fundamentally about the power to forgive both yourself and others full of intriguing supporting characters its 4/5(K). Reason You’re Alive is a poignant work and a must-read this summer.†(New York Journal of Books)“This new novel from the author of Silver Linings Playbook spotlights an unlikely hero, and a father-son relationship, with wry warmth and humor.†(National Book .

      A book of unexpected turns, a fun and funny narrative intermixed with many dark plot lines, The Reason You’re Alive is a poignant work and a must-read this summer. To back up, David Granger is year-old Vietnam war veteran who at the start of the novel is in a car accident. The Reason You're Alive Matthew Quick, HarperCollins pp. ISBN Summary A timely novel featuring his most fascinating character yet, a Vietnam vet embarking on a quixotic crusade to track down his nemesis from the war.


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By turns hilarious, insightful, and completely unexpected, The Reason You’re Alive offers a powerful exploration of how the secrets and debts we carry from our past define us. From the Inside Flap After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure/5(81).

THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE is another hit from Matthew Quick. Through an elderly right-wing, seemingly racist, Vietnam veteran and American patriot, Quick pens a story about finding common ground and unity in a politically polarizing world.4/5. A book of unexpected turns, a fun and funny narrative intermixed with many dark plot lines, The Reason You’re Alive is a poignant work and a must-read this summer.

New York Journal of Books. A scorching family drama. The Reason You’re Alive is narrated with ire and eloquence by David Granger It’s as if Holden Caulfield grew up to be a reflective, even soulful, Archie : HarperCollins Publishers.

A valuable addition to fiction about the tangled aftereffects of Vietnam on soldiers in the field.”. (Kirkus) Review.

“A book of unexpected turns, a fun and funny narrative intermixed with many dark plot lines, The Reason You’re Alive is a poignant work and a must-read this summer.”/5(81). The Reason You’re Alive examines how the secrets and debts we carry from our past define us; it also challenges us to look beyond our own prejudices and search for the good in us all.

+ Read more ISBN:   By turns hilarious, insightful, and completely unexpected, The Reason You’re Alive offers a powerful exploration of how the secrets and debts we carry from our past define us.

About the Author Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Oscar-winning film, and The Good Luck of Right Now/5(79).

The Reason You’re Alive examines how the secrets and debts we carry from our past define us; it also challenges us to look beyond our own prejudices and search for the good in us all. “A book of unexpected turns, a fun and funny narrative intermixed with many dark plot lines, The Reason You’re Alive is a poignant work and a must-read this summer.” — New York Journal of Books “This new novel from the author of Silver Linings Playbook spotlights an unlikely hero, and a father-son relationship, with wry warmth and.

He has the ability to deftly navigate his narrators and characters through the varied perilous situations they face, which more often than not are focused on mental illness or post-traumatic stress disorder.

THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE, his newest effort, works through both in the form of a Vietnam veteran 50 years removed from combat who has culled a successful, albeit haunted, life since. Download The Reason Youre Alive in PDF and EPUB Formats for free. The Reason Youre Alive Book also available for Read Online, mobi, docx and mobile and kindle reading.

Through the controversial, wrenching, and wildly honest David Granger, Matthew Quick offers a no-nonsense but ultimately hopeful view of America’s polarized psyche. By turns irascible and hilarious, insightful and inconvenient, David is a complex, wounded, honorable, and loving man.

The Reason You’re Alive examines how the secrets and debts we carry from our past define us; it also /5(19). By turns irascible and hilarious, insightful and inconvenient, David is a complex, wounded, honorable, and loving man.

The Reason You’re Alive examines how the secrets and debts we carry from our past define us; it also challenges us to look beyond our own prejudices and search for the good in us all. THE REASON YOU'RE ALIVE. by Matthew Quick.

BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. A veteran tries to come to terms with the traumatic experiences he had a generation earlier in Vietnam.

At the core of the novel is. By turns irascible and hilarious, insightful and inconvenient, David is a complex, wounded, honorable, and loving man. The Reason You're Alive examines how the secrets and debts we carry from our pasts define us; it also challenges us to look beyond our own prejudices and search for the good in us all.

If you can get past the profanity this is a terrific read. Told in first person (it is fiction), you realize that the old crusty person telling the story loves profanity and taking the Lord's name in vain, but if you bear with it, just ignoring the language, like you would some guy who talks that way--and always has his whole life--but you like him anyway--you will be presented with an ending /5.

The Reason You’re Alive. HarperCollins (July 4, ) The New York Times-bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook offers a timely novel featuring his most fascinating character yet, a Vietnam vet embarking on a quixotic crusade to track down his nemesis from the war.

The New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook offers a timely novel featuring his most fascinating character yet, a Vietnam vet embarking on a quixotic crusade to track dow. The Reason You're Alive examines how the secrets and debts we carry from our past define us; it also challenges us to look beyond our own prejudices and search for the good in us all.

© Matthew Quick (P) HarperCollins Publishers The Silver Linings Playbook. A valuable addition to fiction about the tangled aftereffects of Vietnam on soldiers in the field * Kirkus * In The Reason You're Alive Matthew Quick performs a nifty literary magic trick. The author of The Silver Linings Playbook introduces readers to David Granger, a politically incorrect Vietnam veteran who takes pride in the fact that he's basically too ornery to die.

The Reason You're Alive A Novel (Book): Quick, Matthew: After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard—that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline.

The Reason You're Alive deals with the impact of PTSD, depression, and adultery on a Philadelphia family, but also zooms in on the especially sharp divides created by America's culture wars laugh-out-loud funny fundamentally about the power to forgive both yourself and others full of intriguing supporting characters its mix of breezy humor and poignant reveals is perfect for the big screen.

The Reason You’re Alive is a surprising, poignant book about the aftereffects of war but it is also about a sixty-eight-year-old man who goes on one last mission to seek closure in life. This book isn’t what I expected when I started reading but I’m so thrilled I got to go on that final mission with such a striking, unforgettable /5(50).

With The Reason You're Alive he has tackled a topic that I would have told you wasn't going to resonate with me, that of a straight-talking, opinionated, right-wing (sort of), sixty-eight-year-old Vietnam Vet, and told a story that surprised, delighted, and moved me in more ways that I .