G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: January 9, 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
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A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything
I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie
Moore as a "great new talent."
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live
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.
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.
1 comment posted.
Re: The Immortalists
A moving company Elkhart, IN
loved this book so much they are still in awe.
(Anna Sanders 9:12am July 24)
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