THE IMMORTALISTS

uk edition from tinder press

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Coming 8.3.2018

It's 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York's Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. The four Gold children, too young for what they're about to hear, sneak out to learn their fortunes.

Over the years that follow, the siblings must choose how to live with the prophecies the fortune-teller gave them that day. Will they accept, ignore, cheat or defy them? Golden-boy Simon escapes to San Francisco, searching for love; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician; eldest son Daniel tries to control fate as an army doctor after 9/11; and bookish Varya looks to science for the answers she craves.

A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists is a story about how we live, how we die, and what we do with the time we have.

Benjamin is at turns funny, tragic, informative, and mystical. And, like a good magic act, you’ll be wondering what on earth she’ll pull out of the hat next. THE IMMORTALISTS demands to be discussed, dissected, and pondered long after reading.
— Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of HARMLESS LIKE YOU


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REVIEWS

The tale of four siblings marked in childhood by a terrible prophecy, [THE IMMORTALISTS] careers through time and tragedy with the reader in tow, as deft and dizzying as a high-wire act... As the novel deepens, the reader is beguiled with unexpected twists and stylish, crisp prose... This ambitious, unorthodox tale may change you. Chloe Benjamin is a writer to watch.
— The Economist
How would you live if you knew the day you were going to die? That’s the premise of this title, for which we’re predicting a huge groundswell of love.
— Red Magazine
The four siblings were so real to me that when I turned the last page I immediately missed their company. I was fascinated by the idea of knowing the date of one’s death and seeing how each character in The Immortalists handled that knowledge, but maybe even more than that, I loved how Benjamin conveyed the intimate details of these people, which made them and their stories come alive.
— Claire Fuller, author of OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS
Benjamin is at turns funny, tragic, informative, and mystical. And, like a good magic act, you’ll be wondering what on earth she’ll pull out of the hat next. The Immortalists demands to be discussed, dissected, and pondered long after reading.
— Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of HARMLESS LIKE YOU

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