Courtney Maum - Touch (Corte Madera)

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

In conversation with Melissa Cistaro

Sloane Jacobsen is one of the world’s most powerful trend forecasters. Fashion, lifestyle, tech, and other global companies pay to hear her opinions on the future of everything from clothes to gadgets, food and families. Sloane’s recent forecasts on the family are definitive and unwavering: the world is over-populated, and with unemployment, college costs, and food prices all on the rise, having children is unnecessary.

But not far into her current contract with the tech-giant Mammoth, Sloane begins to sense the undeniable signs of a movement against electronics that will see people embracing compassion, empathy, and “in-personism” again. She is struggling with the fact that her predictions are hopelessly out of sync with her employer’s mission 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. Still, Sloane becomes convinced that her instincts are the right ones, and goes on a quest to bring compassion and humanism to others, while finally allowing 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, acclaimed novelist Courtney Maum’s Touch is a moving investigation into what it means to be an individual in a globalized world.

Courtney Maum is the author of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in Comparative Literature and French translation. She splits her time between the Berkshires and Paris, working as a creative brand strategist, corporate namer, and humor columnist. Her writing appears regularly in Electric Literature, Tin House, and The Rumpus.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Touch Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212121
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 30th, 2017

" A] warm-hearted tale of a woman reconfiguring her priorities."--O Magazine