The Immortalists

The Immortalists

If you were told the date of your death, how would it shape your present?

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.

Title:The Immortalists
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780735213180
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About Chloe Benjamin

Chloe Benjamin is the author of THE IMMORTALISTS, a New York Times Bestseller, #1 Indie Next Pick for January 2018, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, #1 Library Reads pick, and Amazon Best Book of the Month.


    The Immortalists Reviews

  • Emily May

    "And what if I change?" It seems impossible that Varya's future is already inside her like an actress just offstage, waiting decades to leave the wings. "Then you'd be special. 'Cause most people don...

  • Elyse

    Update ---I must add one more thought to this review: *The-Book-Cover* is not only lovely -- but now that I've read the book -- I recognize this 'perfect' design is symbolic to this story. Jewish Kabb...

  • Julie

    The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin is a 2018 G.P. Putnam’s Sons publication. In a novel, so centered on death, there is a tremendous amount of life and living within these pages.Beginning in 1969, t...

  • Navidad Thelamour

    See my exclusive interview with Chloe Benjamin about her novel The Immortalists here!“There are two major theories about how to stop aging…”“…It sounds like you’re saying we can choose to ...

  • Larry H

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars.If you could know the exact day of your death, would you want to find out? If you did find out, how would knowing that information affect how you lived your life? These questio...

  • Annet

    The Immortalists…. Imagine you are a kid and together with your siblings you sneak out of the house to go see a gypsy woman who is said to be able predict the day you die… It’s 1969 in New York ...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    This was a Traveling Sisters Group Read, and only two of us were left standing in the Lush Coulee with the rest of the sisters leaving the coulee at or before the first goal of this book. Thank you to...

  • Paromjit

    Chloe Benjamin's epic The Immortalists has us considering some of the most fundamental and complex questions about life and how we live it. It is thought provoking as it asks does knowledge of our mor...

  • Esil

    I didn’t love everything about The Immortalists, but I found it powerful in parts, and especially at the end. After giving it some thought, I’m comfortable with a 4 star rating.The book focuses on...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Conceptually intriguing but lackluster in its execution. Benjamin’s contemporary coming-of-age tantalizes with its premise of four siblings who encounter a traveling psychic who reveals when they wi...