“If relationships were bodies, physical entities with hands and feet, then I could just kill it dead. When she went one way and I went the other, I could have put a knife in its back or a bullet in its head. I could have killed the thing and I’d never have to see it again. I could kill it and bury it and there’d be a nice little ceremony that would bring closure. I could remember it fondly on its anniversary, but wouldn’t give it a second thought the other three hundred and sixty-four days a year.”
Patrick is running from his past. He’s leaving behind his family, his friends, and The Great Love of His Life and he’s trying to forge new ground in Los Angeles. He wants to start over. A series of neurotic relationships, a cult like job, and Hollywood moments lead him to take comfort in the only friend he has – the ghost of the old man who lived in his apartment before him.
Reliquary is a universal story of making connections and moving forward, despite our own insecurities. I believe it could be a commercial success. I also think it lends itself nicely to adaptation.