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The Immortalists

By Chloe Benjamin

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'It's amazing how good this book is' says Karen Joy Fowler: discover Chloe Benjamin's New York Times bestseller THE IMMORTALISTS, a sweeping family drama for fans of WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES and FATES AND FURIES.

The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller

'The Immortalists is about as good as it gets' Karen Joy Fowler

'Like literary nectar' Hannah Beckerman

'I couldn't put it down' Carys Bray

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live?

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.

Biographical Notes

Chloe Benjamin is the author of The Anatomy of Dreams, which won the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was longlisted for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. She lives with her husband in Wisconsin.

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  • ISBN: 9781472244994
  • Publication date: 09 Jan 2018
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Tinder Press
A boundlessly moving inquisition into mortality, grief and passion...The Immortalists is not just a novel about grief; it conjures characters with such dimension that you mourn them too, a magic rare enough to leave one astonished — Observer
Immersive and impressive — The Sunday Times
A captivating family saga — New York Times Book Review
The Immortalists is a compelling and utterly absorbing read with virtuoso storytelling on display. The drive to discover how each character's story unfolds gives the novel a sense of urgency yet Chloe Benjamin's prose - lyrical, tender, perceptive - compels you to linger on every exquisitely crafted sentence: The Immortalists is rich in historical detail and displays immense wisdom in its portrayal of the intensity and messiness of sibling bonds. It is a hugely powerful novel and asks fundamental questions about fate, mortality and life and the ways we choose to live it — Sunday Express
For someone who loves stories about brothers and sisters, as I do, The Immortalists is about as good as it gets. A memorable and heartfelt look at what might happen to a family who knows too much. It's amazing how good this book is — Karen Joy Fowler
Mesmerising, like a well-crafted illusion...Benjamin is a gifted writer, a creator of quiet asides and haunting images, who mines a seam of sad wisdom — Financial Times
Big themes of fate and free will, superstition and rationalism, guilt and legacy bounce back and forth with the lightness of ping-pong balls through this rambunctious novel, as each vividly drawn character grapples with the question of how to live. Benjamin crams her novel with incident, while never stinting on detail. Such is her dazzling sureness of touch that you wonder if here is a writer who is truly capable of anything. — Daily Mail
A stunning, immersive novel, which has echoes of Donna Tartt and Elizabeth Strout, but Benjamin's gift for story-telling is all her own. It's a novel that you'll lose yourself in and foist on all your friends and will still be thinking about it long after you've read the final page. I expect this one to be on all the book award shortlists for 2018 and deservedly so — Red Magazine
One of those books that whenever I wasn't reading it, all I could think about was getting back to it... Incredibly absorbing, hugely moving and that perfect balance of beautiful writing and brilliant storytelling — The Pool
Skilled storytelling, a complex structure that spans decades and vivid characters make this an intelligent, entertaining read — Woman & Home
Once I started reading The Immortalists, I resented every moment I had to spend away from the book until I'd finished. It's an extraordinarily moving, beautifully told and, at times, almost unbearably tense read — Stylist
Skilled storytelling, a complex structure that spans decades and vivid characters make this an intelligent, entertaining read — Woman & Home
As deft and dizzying as a high-wire act... the reader is beguiled with unexpected twists and stylish, crisp prose...[an] ambitious, unorthodox tale — Economist
A great new talent — Lorrie Moore
The very best kind of literary thriller — Richard Russo
A captivating idea, executed with wit, care and enormous charm — Big Issue
THE IMMORTALISTS made me want to hug my siblings. I couldn't put it down — Carys Bray
Such a beautiful, melancholy, absorbing book — Anna James
A beautiful, compassionate, and even joyful novel. Chloe Benjamin has written an inspiring book that makes you think hard about what you want to do with the time you're given. This is not really a book about dying - it's a book about how to live — Nathan Hill, author of THE NIX
The four siblings were so real to me that when I turned the last page I immediately missed their company... 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
One for those who like a rich story along the lines of Manhattan Beach or The Time Traveler's Wife — Irish News
Not many books have this sort of vivid immediacy — Sara Taylor, author of THE LAURAS, Lady
Like literary nectar. I LOVE it — Hannah Beckerman
Imaginative and satisfying . . . A cleverly structured novel steeped in Jewish lore and the history of four decades of American life. The four Gold siblings are wonderful creations, and in Benjamin's expert hands their story becomes a moving meditation on fate, faith, and the family ties that alternately hurt and heal — Publisher’s Weekly
To describe Chloe Benjamin's second novel as a story about the evolution of a family would be true, but wholly insignificant for the breadth and depth of this amazing work of fiction....Her spare, yet gorgeously robust prose belies her youth and every page is imbued with her obvious storytelling skill — Washington Post
Thought-provoking, suspenseful, moving, intelligent. Exquisite. — Will Dean, author of DARK PINES
Moving, rather beautiful, a mystery about how our lives and fate intertwine, this is a novel that will stay on your mind for ages after you've read it and I cannot recommend it any higher — Crime Time
A special book that stays with you long after the last page — Good Housekeeping
A wonderful story of family and life — Prima
Intriguing, page turning and wonderfully written... a story of family, loss and love that's brave enough to ask big questions. It completely captivated me from beginning to end — Kate Hamer
An unpredictable and thought- provoking novel — Lady
Beautifully written and brilliantly well-plotted — Irish Examiner
In its scope and themes, The Immortalists brings to mind Hanya Yanagihaya's A Little Life — Independent
This is quite possibly the book of spring 2018 - it's been everywhere, with salutary quotes from Karen Joy Fowler and The New York Times. Happily, it lives up to the hype — Stylist
The Immortalists worms its way under your skin. Benjamin writes with verve and charm and her four protagonists are resolutely real. She is particularly good at the sibling bond, the unbreakable ties that bind brothers and sisters together even as they drive each other to distraction.It is a testament to Benjamin's skill that, as her story pulls focus from the wild nightclubs of the Castro and the glitter of Las Vegas to life in the suburbs, as youthful exhilaration and recklessness give way to grief and anger frustration and fear, the novel itself does not narrow but instead grows deeper and more absorbing — Guardian
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