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  • ISBN: 073521509X
  • ISBN: 9780735215092
  • Physical Description: 350 pages ; 21 cm
    print
  • Edition: G.P. Putnam's Sons trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2019.

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General Note: Includes discussion guide at the end of the book.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: 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 the 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 struggles to maintain 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--
Subject: Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Fortune-tellers > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Fiction.
Magicians > Fiction.
Prophecies > Fiction.

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