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The Resource The immortalists : a novel, Chloe Benjamin

The immortalists : a novel, Chloe Benjamin

Label
The immortalists : a novel
Title
The immortalists
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chloe Benjamin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
Sneaking out to get readings from a traveling psychic reputed to be able to tell customers when they will die, four adolescent siblings from New York City's 1969 Lower East Side hide what they learn from each other before embarking on five decades of respective experiences shaped by their determination to control fate
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616276
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benjamin, Chloe
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E66347
LC item number
I46 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Fortune-tellers
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
The immortalists : a novel, Chloe Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780735213180
Lccn
2016053641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 968151453
  • (OCoLC)968151453
Label
The immortalists : a novel, Chloe Benjamin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780735213180
Lccn
2016053641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 968151453
  • (OCoLC)968151453

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