The immortalists / Chloe Benjamin.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, Description: 346 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780735213180 (hardcover) :Subject(s): Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Fortune-tellers -- Fiction | Families -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: ImmortalistsDDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PS3602.E66347 | I46 2018
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Library Journal ReviewAn Edna Ferber Prize winner for The Anatomy of Dreams, Benjamin opens her second novel with four children in 1969 New York daringly visiting a fortune-teller said to be able to predict the date of one's death. Elder siblings Daniel and Varya grow up to become an army doctor and a scientist, respectively, while rebellious Klara works as a magician in Las Vegas and the insouciant youngest, Simon, finds love and dance in San Francisco. Yet thinking they know when they will die powerfully shapes their lives, often to their detriment, and we see each sibling struggling with this burden in four distinct narratives. How differently would their lives have turned out had they not made that visit? Could Benjamin have told the story of four close and sometimes troubled siblings without recourse to this hint of magic? The answer to that last question is yes, as the narratives she offers are intriguingly intertwined and beautifully rendered. Yet the added dimension proves effective while feeling entirely natural, and readers can believe what they want of the fortune-teller's power. VERDICT Both thought-provoking and entertaining, this title is highly recommended for a wide range of readers. [See Prepub Alert, 7/3/17.]--Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsChloe Benjamin is an American author, born in San Francisco, California. She is a graduate of Vassar College and received her MFA in Fiction at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to writing, she teaches workshops on the business of publishing. Her first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award. The Immortalist is her second novel and was published in January 2018.
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