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At Certain Points We Touch

By: Lauren John Joseph
Narrated by: Lauren John Joseph
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Summary

SELECTED FOR STYLIST'S FICTION YOU CAN'T MISS IN 2022 - 'AN ESSENTIAL READ'

NAMED AS A BOOK OF 2022 BY ESQUIRE, STYLIST, SHEERLUXE AND FOYLES

'A stone-cold masterpiece by a shocking new talent' OLIVIA LAING

'Pure delight ... A queer romance novel like no other' TATLER

It’s four in the morning, and our narrator is walking home from the club when they realise that it’s February 29th – the birthday of the man who was something like their first love. Piecing together art, letters and memory, they set about trying to write the story of a doomed affair that first sparked and burned a decade ago.

Ten years earlier, and our young narrator and a boy named Thomas James fall into bed with one another over the summer of their graduation. Their ensuing affair, with its violent, animal intensity and its intoxicating and toxic power play will initiate a dance of repulsion and attraction that will cross years, span continents, drag in countless victims – and culminate in terrible betrayal.

At Certain Points We Touch is a story of first love and last rites, conjured against a vivid backdrop of London, San Francisco and New York – a riotous, razor-sharp coming-of-age story that marks the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.

'Lauren John Joseph writes with such wit, glamour, and style! I haven’t read a book that so powerfully evokes what it’s like to be a wild young artist among other wild young artists since the Bright Young Things' TORREY PETERS, author of Detransition, Baby

'Screamingly funny, scandalously hot, opulent, deep - a devastating torch song of obsession and excess' JEREMY ATHERTON LIN, author of Gay Bar

'Lauren's debut novel is so exciting. The writing is so fresh, funny and gripping - and carries the trademark wit that I have always loved from Lauren' TRAVIS ALABANZA

'The struggle to find ones place in the world as an artist and lover, creating self and culture as you go along - At Certain Points We Touch captures this fleeting, dazzling moment with glamour and heart' MICHELLE TEA
©2022 Lauren John Joseph (P)2022 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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A Vivid Journey 💐

Beautiful, candid, funny, heartbreaking, well-written, unreserved and addictive.
I don’t write reviews often but felt compelled to do so after finishing this audio book.
I’ve been listening to LJJ for several days now, while in my Uni Fine Art classes and had to remind myself where I was every time I wanted to laugh out loud or agree with what I had heard. There were times, too, when I wished I could have given LJJ a hug; the story is so moving.
It’s taken me on such a journey that I will start it all over again.
Thank you so much for having the courage to write your book. xxx

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A memoir of a lost love

This is a love letter memoir to a lost love. I didn’t like the characters or the lack of plot and character progression. It didn’t feel like it went anywhere

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