The Immortalists

The Immortalists

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It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children--four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness--sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.
Published: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780735213180
0735213186
Branch Call Number: F BEN
Characteristics: 346 pages ;,24 cm

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DBRL_ANNEG Apr 04, 2018

How might you live your life if you know the exact date that your life would be over? The author sets 4 siblings into this very situation and follows their lives over several decades, exploring the varying effects of knowing your end date. I enjoyed getting to know each of the siblings and found ... Read More »


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DBRL_ANNEG Apr 04, 2018

How might you live your life if you know the exact date that your life would be over? The author sets 4 siblings into this very situation and follows their lives over several decades, exploring the varying effects of knowing your end date. I enjoyed getting to know each of the siblings and found that the paths their lives took were not exactly what I anticipated. I also thought the author did a good job of showing how knowing when you'll die can have both positive and negative affects, even on those who have long lives ahead of them. Readers who enjoy family sagas will want to check this one out.

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