The Immortalists

by Benjamin, Chloe (Author)

ISBN: 9780735215092


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A captivating family saga.-The New York Times Book Review

This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt. -People Magazine (Book of the Week) 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.

The 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 struggles to maintain security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.

Both a dazzling family love story and a sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, 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.

Story Locale: New York City, San Francisco, Las Vegas

Format: Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, February 2019

Product Dimensions: 8.2 L × 5.5 W × 0 H

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