Is there any safer space for secret desires than virtual reality? This is the most unusual and compelling love story of the new millennium. 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?
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 it´s sequel Every Seventh Wave, have both sold millions of copies in Germany, and we´re adapted into BBC radio plays.
'Just what you need' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail. 'I couldn't put it down ... like a jilted lover, when I reached the end I wanted more' Danielle Goldstein, Time Out. 'Short, striking and snappily written, Love Virtually explores the brilliant premise of love by accidental e-mail' Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror. 'A modern romance that feels both fresh and traditional' Rebecca Wilson, Sunday Times. 'it is tense and brilliantly paced' Independent on Sunday. 'Perhaps the first great romantic novel of the internet age' Sunday Express.