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Out of Touch is the story of estranged siblings Ava and Michael, and their father Lee, who neither has seen in twenty years. When Lee writes to say he's dying and wants to meet, he throws their lives into turmoil. The siblings return home to London - Ava from her mother's bungalow in rural Derbyshire, and Michael from New York, where he has made a new life for himself with his wife and son. There, they must confront the trauma of their childhood, including the scandal that led Lee - once the esteemed editor of a London newspaper - to flee the country.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Out of Touch is a deftly intimate, touching story with crisp prose. In this engaging debut, Agar introduces complex characters and their often painful and always moving pursuit for closure, family, belonging, love, and a place to call home." - Yvonne Battle-Felton

"I love the way Haleh Agar writes about family and cities and parenthood and sex. Ava and Michael felt completely honest to me, finally a story about siblings I believed! Their fractured relationship really touched me and I think lots of people will relate to it." - Luan Goldie

"One of those books that had me ignoring my phone, family and sensible bedtimes. Immersive, gorgeously rich and beautifully written. I loved it." - Lia Louis

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