Knowing the date fo your death...
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Four siblings come to know the date of their death - and have to deal with this knolege. It's heartwarming and heartbreaking watching them living their liefes ... the only one they get...
Benjamin, C: Immortalists
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“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)
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?
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 seeks 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.
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.
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"A literary page-turner...A really compelling plotline." -Wall Street Journal
"The only real magic here is Benjamin's storytelling....Poignant...A testimony of love." -Washington Post
"[An] amazing work of fiction...A dense, yet beautifully spun and satisfying tale that spans 50 years...Spare, yet gorgeously robust prose...and every page is imbued with [Benjamin's] obvious storytelling skill....Begin 2018 with the book that could easily retain the year's top spot, The Immortalists is a can't-put-down, makes-you-think tale of a not-so-average American family." -Associated Press
"The book spans decades, touching on the AIDs crisis, 9/11, race, and marriage. But, at its core, it's an examination of free will and fate." -The New Yorker
"The reader will likely be thoroughly taken by the world of the Gold siblings, in all its shades of brilliant color. It's not a totally comfortable realm, since we know all too well how this tale's going to end, but getting there is lovely." -NPR.org
"Search no further for your inaugural 2018 book club pick." -Elle
"Thrilling." -Marie Claire
"A compelling family drama." -Esquire
"Centered on four siblings and spanning decades, The Immortalists asks a seemingly simple yet unimaginably complex question: If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? The search for the answer makes for a sprawling, enchanting family saga." -Entertainment Weekly (Must-List)
"Chloe Benjamin's family saga deftly explores destiny versus choice." -US Weekly
"A family saga about love, destiny, living life and making choices that will cause readers to consider what to do with the time given them on this earth." -The Huffington Post
"Benjamin's tale is propulsive and colorful, capturing moving truths about the way we handle the knowledge that we all eventually die. . . . The premise . . . is brilliant and simple." -Chicago Tribune
"Chloe Benjamin is a novelist to watch....The Immortalists weaves together philosophy and fortune-telling, to great effect....As deft and dizzying as a high-wire act...the reader is beguiled with unexpected twists and stylish, crisp prose....Unwittingly, this ambitious, unorthodox tale may change you too." -The Economist
"As you follow [the siblings] toward their fates in this magical family saga, you'll appreciate the unexpected in your own life." -Redbook
"A moving novel about the deep bonds of family." -Southern Living
"Beautifully written and intricately detailed, it's impossible to put down and sure to be one of those books you've got to re-read again and again." -Popsugar
"Intriguing premise...Beautifully written story." -AARP
"Suspenseful, compassionate, inquisitive, and wholly captivating." -Bustle
"Continually ratcheting up the tension...A Jewish-American
Chloe Benjamin is the author of the
New York Times bestseller
The Immortalists. Her first novel,
The Anatomy of Dreams, received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was long listed for the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She is a graduate of Vassar College and the M.F.A. in fiction at the University of Wisconsin. She lives with her husband in Madison, WI.