The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

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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.

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ISBN : 0735213186
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Emily May rated it ★★★☆☆

January 09, 2018

"And what if I change?" It seems impossible that Varya's future is already inside her like an actress just offstage, waiting decades to leave the wings. "Then you'd be special. 'Cause most people don't." 2 1/2 stars. I have a lot of mixed feelings about The Immortalists. Though there were parts...

Larry rated it ★★★★☆

September 05, 2017

I'd rate this 4.5 stars. If you could know the exact day of your death, would you want to find out? If you did find out, how would knowing that information affect how you lived your life? These questions are at the heart of The Immortalists , Chloe Benjamin's deeply affecting and beautifully writ...

Norma rated it ★★★★★

December 23, 2017

This was a Traveling Sisters Group Read, and only two of us were left standing in the Lush Coulee with the rest of the sisters leaving the coulee at or before the first goal of this book. Thank you to Jennifer for reading this one with me, it was a pleasure and I loved the discussion this book br...

Navidad rated it ★★★★☆

January 11, 2018

See my exclusive interview with Chloe Benjamin about her novel The Immortalists here! “There are two major theories about how to stop aging…” “…It sounds like you’re saying we can choose to live. Or we can choose to survive.” Chloe Benjamin’s The Immortalists is a thoughtfully executed novel written...

Carol rated it ★★★★☆

January 16, 2018

3.5 Stars. BEWARE the woman on Hester Street.As the story begins, it's 1969 New York when four bored adolescent siblings....just for a bit of fun....pool their allowances and sneak out to track down a Seer they heard tell about who could predict the date of their death. What they discover changes...

Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader rated it ★★★★★

December 16, 2017

Live each day as if it were your last, while also not knowing it's your last day. ✨ 4.5 stars rounded up for The Immortalists The Immortalists is a different sort of book. Hard to classify, and while it may not be for everybody, it was an addictive read for me. Four young siblings find out the dat...

Marialyce rated it ★★★★★

January 08, 2018

5 stars for a book that makes you think. "Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come." What if you knew the day, the month, the year of your death? Would that make you live a different...

Karen❄️ rated it ★★★★☆

January 17, 2018

4.5 for this novel centered around 4 siblings in New York. It’s 1969, these Jewish siblings ages 13-7, two boys and two girls, hear on the street that there is a woman in the city who can tell fortunes. They visit her and she sees them one at a time, and tells them the date they will die. So we fo...

Esil rated it ★★★★☆

January 20, 2018

I didn’t love everything about The Immortalists, but I found it powerful in parts, and especially at the end. After giving it some thought, I’m comfortable with a 4 star rating. The book focuses on four siblings. At the beginning, as children and young teens growing up in Manhattan, they visit a f...

Hannah rated it ★★★★☆

December 21, 2017

In 1969, four siblings visit a mystical woman who tells each one the precise date of their death. This knowledge will define each sibling's life in various ways, be it because they live their life in spite of the knowledge or because of their knowledge. It is a novel about fate and agency, about...

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