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A smart, high-concept love story that asks: is it possible to optimize our most intimate relationships?

The Arc

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Meet Ursula

35-year-old Ursula Byrne is successful, witty, smart, and single. She's tried all the dating apps, and let's just say: she's underwhelmed by her options.

Enter The Arc

A mysterious, super-sophisticated matchmaking service that relies on a complex series of emotional, psychological and physiological assessments. The price tag is high, the promise ambitious- you get one match, and one match only. Because one is all you need for a partnership that will go the distance.

Is this a date with destiny? Or with data?

Ursula is paired with 42-year-old lawyer Rafael Banks, and from the start, this feels like the electric, lasting love they've each been seeking their whole adult lives. But as their relationship unfolds in unanticipated ways, the two begin to question The Arc's legitimacy.

After all, the arc of a relationship is never predictable ... even when it's fully optimized.

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Tory Henwood Hoen

Tory Henwood Hoen is an American-Canadian writer whose work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, Fortune, and other publications. Previously, she was an editor at New York Magazine and the creative director of brand at the women's workwear start-up M.M.LaFleur, where she founded the brand's digital magazine, The M Dash. She is a graduate of Brown University and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Arc is her first novel.

Book Details

Publisher Corvus
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Released on 10/02/22
Pages 352
ISBN 9781838953775
Price £14.99


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