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Love Virtually

Daniel Glattauer

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation

Is there a safer space for secret desires than virtual reality? The most unusual and compelling love story of the new millennium.

Have you ever just clicked with someone?

Is there a safer space for secret desires than virtual reality?

"Just what you need" WENDY HOLDEN

It begins by chance: Leo receives emails in error from an unknown woman called Emmi. Being polite he replies, and Emmi writes back. A few brief exchanges are all it takes to spark a mutual interest in each other, and soon Emmi and Leo are sharing their innermost secrets and longings. The erotic tension simmers, and it seems only a matter of time before they will meet in person. But they keep putting off the moment - the prospect both unsettles and excites them. And, after all, Emmi is happily married. Will their feelings for each other survive the test of a real-life encounter?

Translated from German by Jamie Bulloch and Katharina Bielenberg

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Daniel Glattauer

Daniel Glattauer was born in Vienna in 1960 and works there as a journalist and writer. Since 1989 he has been a columnist for Der Standard, and three collections of his articles have been published in book form. Love Virtually, and its sequel Every Seventh Wave, have both sold millions of copies in Germany, and were adapted into BBC radio plays starring David Tennant and Emilia Fox.

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