Touch: a novel
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New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017].
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“[A] warm-hearted tale of a woman reconfiguring her priorities.”—O, The Oprah Magazine  NPR, "Best Books of 2017" Belletrist's Book Pick for June New York Times Book Review, Editors' ChoiceGlamour, "The 6 Juiciest Summer Reads” New York Post, “The 29 Best Books of the Summer” Huffington Post, “24 Incredible Books You Should Read This Summer”Buzzfeed, "22 Exciting Books You Need to Read This Summer" Refinery 29, “The Best Reads of May Are Right Here” A heartfelt, hilarious tale of a famous trend forecaster who suddenly finds herself at odds with her own predictions...and her own heart.  Estranged from her family, best friends with her driverless car, partnered with a Frenchman who believes in post-sexual sex, international trend forecaster Sloane Jacobsen is the perfect candidate to lead tech giant Mammoth's conference for affluent consumers who prefer virtual relationships to the real thing. But early in her contract, Sloane starts picking up on cues that physical intimacy is going to make a major comeback, leaving many--Sloane included--to question if the forty-year-old's intutions are as dependable as they once were. And if Sloane goes rogue against her all-powerful employer, will she be able to let in the love and connectedness she's long been denying herself? A poignant but amusing call to arms that showcases Courtney Maum's signature humor, Touch is a moving investigation into what it means to be an individual in a globalized world.
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306 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780735212121, 0735212120

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Description
"From the author of the acclaimed I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, a satirical and moving novel in the spirit of Maria Semple and Jess Walter about a New York City trend forecaster who finds herself wanting to overturn her own predictions, move away from technology, and reclaim her heart. Sloane Jacobsen is the most powerful trend forecaster in the world (she was the foreseer of "the swipe"), and global fashion, lifestyle, and tech companies pay to hear her opinions about the future. Her recent forecasts on the family are unwavering: the world is over-populated, and with unemployment, college costs, and food prices all on the rise, having children is an extravagant indulgence. So it's no surprise when the tech giant Mammoth hires Sloane to lead their groundbreaking annual conference, celebrating the voluntarily childless. But not far into her contract, Sloane begins to sense the undeniable signs of a movement against electronics that will see people embracing compassion, empathy, and "in-personism" again. She's struggling with the fact that her predictions are hopelessly out of sync with her employer's mission and that her closest personal relationship is with her self-driving car when her partner, the French "neo-sensualist" Roman Bellard, reveals that he is about to publish an op-ed on the death of penetrative sex--a post-sexual treatise that instantly goes viral. Despite the risks to her professional reputation, Sloane is nevertheless convinced that her instincts are the right ones, and goes on a quest to defend real life human interaction, while finally allowing in the love and connectedness she's long been denying herself. A poignant and amusing call to arms that showcases her signature biting wit and keen eye, celebrated novelist Courtney Maum's new book is a moving investigation into what it means to be an individual in a globalized world"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Maum, C. (2017). Touch: a novel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Maum, Courtney, 1978-. 2017. Touch: A Novel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Maum, Courtney, 1978-, Touch: A Novel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Maum, Courtney. Touch: A Novel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2017. Print.

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