Mona doesn't know what touch is. She lives unsuspectingly in a virtual reality without haptic feedback. In Mona's world, there is no physical closeness, let alone sex. When Brandon, a young university graduate, joins this human experiment, he realises its cruelty. But can he find the courage to act on this realisation, and is Mona even ready for the world outside VR? How does it feel to touch things and people for the first time?
A suspenseful novel about the big question of who we would be without touch and closeness - but also without injuries. Would we ultimately opt for the safety of a world in which there seem to be no negative experiences?
Sonja Weichand plays with the dystopian genre, takes it a step further and develops a feminist utopia along the way that puts us in a good mood and even gives us hope for the future.
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