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  • ISBN: 0525497633
  • ISBN: 9780525497639
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 36 min., 3 sec.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Penguin Audio, 2018.

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Participant or Performer Note: Read by Maggie Hoffman.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Source of Description Note:
Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed January 15, 2018).
Subject: Magicians Fiction
Aging Fiction
Fate and fatalism Fiction
Families Fiction
Fortune-tellers Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Genre: Downloadable audio books.
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