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The Arc: A Novel

The Arc: A Novel

by Tory Henwood Hoen
The Arc: A Novel

The Arc: A Novel

by Tory Henwood Hoen


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Do you believe in soulmates? The Arc, a secretive matchmaking service that uses a complex series of assessments to find your ideal mate, would like you to believe they have love down to a science. When Ursula is paired with Rafael, it feels like a sure bet, but the human heart is never predictable. This delightful page-turner about relationships, dating and what it means to be a modern woman is millennial fiction perfection!

"A thoroughly modern love story with an old-fashioned heart."
"Sure to satisfy fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid and Sally Rooney."
––E! Online
"Funny and modern, The Arc is like a rom-com’s cooler big sister."
––Real Simple

Can you curate your soulmate? Thirty-five-year-old Ursula Byrne, VP of Strategic Audacity at a branding agency in Manhattan, is successful, witty, whip-smart, and single. She’s tried all the dating apps, and let’s just say: she’s underwhelmed by her options. You’d think that by now someone would have come up with something more bespoke; a way for users to be more tailored about who and what they want in a life partner––how hard could that be?

Enter The Arc: a highly secretive, super-sophisticated matchmaking service that uses a complex series of emotional, psychological and physiological assessments to architect partnerships that will go the distance. The price tag is high, the promise ambitious––a level of lifelong compatibility that would otherwise be unattainable. In other words, The Arc will find your ideal mate.

Ursula is paired with forty-two-year-old lawyer Rafael Banks. From moment one, 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 realize that true love is never a sure thing. And the arc of a relationship is never predictable...even when it's fully optimized.

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ISBN-13: 9781250276773
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/08/2022
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 76,622
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tory Henwood Hoen is an American-Canadian writer whose work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, Bon Appetit, Fortune, and others. Previously, she was an editor at New York Magazine, and Creative Director of Brand at women’s workwear startup M.M. LaFleur, where she founded the brand’s digital magazine, The M Dash. The Arc is her debut novel. She is a graduate of Brown University, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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