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The Immortalists

Sprecher: Maggie Hoffman
Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 30 Min.
3.5 out of 5 stars (10 Bewertungen)
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A Best Book of the Year: Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, Marie Claire, New York Public Library, LibraryReads, The Skimm, LitHub, Lit Reactor

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“A captivating family saga.” (The New York Times Book Review)

“This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt.” (People Magazine, Book of the Week)

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.

©2017 Chloe Benjamin (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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“A literary page-turner.... A really compelling plotline.” (Wall Street Journal)

“[An] amazing work of fiction.... A dense, yet beautifully spun and satisfying tale that spans 50 years.... Spare, yet gorgeously robust prose...and every page is imbued with [Benjamin’s] obvious storytelling skill.... The Immortalists is a can’t-put-down, makes-you-think tale of a not-so-average American family.” (Associated Press)

“The book spans decades, touching on the AIDS crisis, 9/11, race, and marriage. But, at its core, it’s an examination of free will and fate.” (The New Yorker)

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