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A man hit Ava with his car, a few miles from her bungalow. He brings her flowers in hospital and offers to do her laundry. He also brings her the letter she dropped that night on the road.

In New York, Ava's brother Michael receives the same letter. He thinks about it as he steps out of the shower into his curtainless bedroom. A naked woman stares at him from the apartment across. They both laugh and cover up with their arms.  

Brother and sister cannot avoid the letter: their estranged father is dying and wants to meet. Can they forgive their father and face each other after all these years apart? Will new unexpected friends offer the advice and comfort they need?

With sharp wit and sensitivity, Out of Touch is a deeply absorbing story about love and vulnerability, sex and power, and the unbreakable bonds of family.

©2019 Haleh Agar (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • angela munro
  • 27-05-2021

I didn't like the main character

As I didn't like the main character, the book wasn't a particularly good read for me. Average at best.

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  • F Yusuf
  • 25-04-2021

Wonderful

This book felt like a much needed hug and I was reluctant to let go.

The story explores family ties - what pulls us apart and holds us together.

Haleh Agar gently builds her characters into 3D form and captures the mundane moments that build a life beautifully. She manages to explore complex (and heartbreaking) dynamics with humour, tenderness and a lightness of touch. I was left feeling hopeful and I think hope is what we all need these days. The characters still linger in my mind weeks after finishing.

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  • Matthew Nixon
  • 03-04-2021

nice escape - great characters & interesting story

very memorable characters with some lovely descriptive phrases at times, good & entertaining story that made you feel for the characters
accents & tone of voice from narrator were very good/helpful - easy to listen along to & follow

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