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The immortalists: a novel

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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. 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."--Publisher's description.
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subject_facetAging -- Fiction
Bildungsromans
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Families -- Fiction
Fate and fatalism -- Fiction
Fortune-tellers -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Magic realist fiction
Magicians -- Fiction
Prophecies -- Fiction
United States -- Fiction
title_displayThe immortalists
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The immortalists / Chloe Benjamin
The immortalists : a novel / Chloe Benjamin
title_shortThe immortalists
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topic_facetAging
Brothers and sisters
Families
Fate and fatalism
Fiction
Fortune-tellers
Literature
Magicians
Prophecies