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The Resource The Immortalists

The Immortalists

Label
The Immortalists
Title
The Immortalists
Statement of responsibility
Chloe Benjamin
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Language
eng
Summary
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"A captivating family saga."—The New York Times Book Review"You won't be able to put it down."—The Skimm (Skimm Reads Pick)"This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt."—People Magazine (Book of the Week)"A sprawling, enchanting family saga."—Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)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 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
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
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10616276
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Immortalists
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:4107fda0-400d-495b-91ef-b43abb06639f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780735213197
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Immortalists
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4107fda0-400d-495b-91ef-b43abb06639f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780735213197
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
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