The Immortalists (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
448
Utgivningsdatum
2018-07-12
Förlag
Tinder Press
Dimensioner
197 x 128 x 26 mm
Vikt
300 g
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ISBN
9781472245007
The Immortalists (häftad)

The Immortalists

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

Häftad Engelska, 2018-07-12
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'Once I started reading The Immortalists, I resented every moment I had to spend away from the book until I'd finished' Stylist 'A compelling and utterly absorbing read with virtuoso storytelling on display' Sunday Express 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. Such prophecies could be dismissed as trickery and nonsense, yet the Golds bury theirs deep. Over the years that follow they attempt to ignore, embrace, cheat and defy the 'knowledge' given to them that day - but it will shape the course of their lives forever. Readers love The Immortalists: 'I read this book over three days and will remember it for a lifetime' ***** 'This is a book that I never wanted to finish reading. I truly enjoyed each single word of it' ***** 'A book of epic proportions. . . mystical and hugely memorable . . . I can't praise it highly enough. A must read!' ***** 'Deserves all the noise around it' ***** 'One of those books I wish I could un-read so I could read it all over again for the first time' ***** 'A perfect book club read' *****
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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,

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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.