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The Resource Touch, Courtney Maum

Touch, Courtney Maum

Label
Touch
Title
Touch
Statement of responsibility
Courtney Maum
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
A trend forecaster hired by a leading tech company suddenly finds herself in the position of wanting to overturn her own predictions when she senses the beginning of a movement against electronics in favor of compassion, empathy, and "in-personism."
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
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Provided by publisher
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10560378
Cataloging source
DLC
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1978-
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Maum, Courtney
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A87396
LC item number
T68 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Humorous
Target audience
adult
Label
Touch, Courtney Maum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21070311
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780735212121
Lccn
2016040952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC)BK0019620387
  • (OCoLC)ocn959535385
  • (OCoLC)959535385
Label
Touch, Courtney Maum
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21070311
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780735212121
Lccn
2016040952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC)BK0019620387
  • (OCoLC)ocn959535385
  • (OCoLC)959535385

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