Touch (Paperback)

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Touch (Paperback)

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June 2017 Indie Next List

“Sloane is a strong, independent businesswoman working as a trend forecaster. While at an innovative company, Sloane finds that the very technology that is supposed to connect people to one another is actually tearing them apart. The entire story is both hilarious and slightly terrifying as it tells of a future where we outsource intimacy to strangers and lead very isolated lives. Touch is a warning about what can happen if we become too attached to the technology in our lives and a great reminder to put the phone down and connect with others in person.”
— Kristen Beverly (E), Half Price Books, Dallas, TX

Staff Reviews

Touch is the perfect smart summer book. Sloane Jacobson is a trend forecaster hired by Mammoth, a huge tech company, to organize a three day summit celebrating child free and possibly touch free lifestyles. Early on in her tenure with Mammoth Sloane’s forecasting vibes begin to take her and her predictions in the opposite direction of a device focused lifestyle, back to human to human interaction and person to person touch. One can predict how well this will go over with a technology giant, or her boyfriend Roman, who is making a name for himself as the prophet of a post-sexual world.  Maum’s satirical novel is at once very entertaining and unquestionably thought provoking.  -- Cathy Langer, lead buyer

— Cathy Langer

Conmovedora y sat rica, una novela que replantea nuestra relaci n con la tecnolog a y nos exige volver a mirar la vida fuera de la pantalla Sloane Jacobsen tiene una profesi n muy particular: predice las tendencias m's importantes del mundo. Las industrias de estilo de vida, moda y tecnolog a pagan por escuchar sus opiniones sobre el futuro. Sus m's recientes predicciones sobre la familia han hecho temblar a los medios m's tradicionales: el mundo est sobrepoblado y el elevado costo de la comida y la educaci n hace que tener hijos sea un lujo extravagante e inaccesible. Pero secretamente y, a pesar de todo, ella desea tener uno. Cuando uno de los gigantes de la tecnolog a le hace una oferta que no puede rechazar, su vida profesional y personal colisionan: la propuesta laboral va en contra de sus ideales, y la relaci n con su coche aut nomo es m's pasional que con su novio. Contra todo pron stico, Sloane decide esta vez confiar en sus instintos, cuestionar aquello que ha predicho y apostar por la interacci n humana tangible, para as demostrar que el amor y la conexi n real traen consigo la empat a y la compasi n tan necesarias en una era dominada por los filtros de Instagram y las pantallas t ctiles. Un apretado abrazo o un simple toque, son mucho m's que un mensaje de texto.

Product Details ISBN: 9786070752575
ISBN-10: 6070752570
Publisher: Planeta Publishing
Publication Date: December 11th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: Spanish