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The immortalists : a novel, Chloe Benjamin

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The immortalists : a novel
Title
The immortalists
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chloe Benjamin
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Title
The immortalists
Creator
Summary
A thought-provoking, sweeping family saga set in New York City's Lower East Side, 1969. Four siblings sneak out to visit a psychic who reveals to each, separately, the exact date of his or her death. The book goes on to recount five decades of experience shaped by the siblings' attempts to control fate. -- Kelly Currie for LibraryReads
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Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616276
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E66347
LC item number
I46 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Chloe Benjamin
The immortalists : a novel, Chloe Benjamin

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