The Immortalists

It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Author: Chloe Benjamin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735213194

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • Real Simple • Marie Claire • New York Public Library • LibraryReads • The Skimm • Lit Hub • Lit Reactor AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A captivating family saga.”—The New York Times Book Review “This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt.”—People Magazine (Book of the Week) If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? 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. The 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; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

The Immortalists

The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Author: Chloe Benjamin

Publisher: Putnam

ISBN: 9780735218406

Category: FICTION

Page: 346

View: 483

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. Bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

The Immortalists

"What would you do to save the life of your child?

Author: Kyle Mills

Publisher: Amazonencore

ISBN: 9781612181509

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 718

"What would you do to save the life of your child? It's a question microbiologist Richard Draman thought he'd answered when he walked away from his career to focus on curing a genetic defect that is causing his daughter to age at a wildly accelerated rate. But now he and his wife Carly are being forced to come to terms with the fact that eight-year-old Susie's time is running out. Then they receive an unexpected gift: startling new research into the fundamental secrets of life that could be the miracle they've been looking for. When Richard is arrested on a trumped-up charge of having stolen the data, he takes his family and runs, seeking out a retired special-forces operative and old friend to help dig up the truth behind the controversial experiments. Determined to either save Susie's life or die trying, the Dramans plunge into a bloody conflict between two powerful factions vying for control of a discovery that could change the face of humanity" -- from author's web site.

The Immortalists

Gabriel David. THE IMMORTALISTS THE IMMORTALISTS Gabriel David Copyright © 2011, Gabriel David Paperback.

Author: Gabriel David

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 110511905X

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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He was a hedonist and a misogynist, a cynic and a narcissist. But that all changed when, on a seemingly regular day, in a seemingly normal tone, his "uncle" told him that he was immortal. The Immortalists is a story of one man's life and his transformation from materialism to spiritualism. It is an enlightening tale that shows how one man, against seemingly insurmountable odds, can make a difference in the lives of millions. Follow along on a journey that will illuminate the beauty and power of human compassion and morality.

The Immortalists

'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 ...

Author: Chloe Benjamin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472245016

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 150

'A boundlessly moving inquisition into mortality, grief and passion . . . it conjures characters with such dimension that you mourn them too, a magic rare enough to leave one astonished' Observer The NEW YORK TIMES Top Ten Bestseller 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. 'You wonder if here is a writer who is truly capable of anything' Daily Mail

The Immortalists

Out of today's headlines, The Immortalists is a cutting edge novel that sends up the life extension movement in all its pretentiousness.

Author: Richard Cummings

Publisher: Inprint.Com

ISBN: 9781588640109

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 614

Out of today's headlines, The Immortalists is a cutting edge novel that sends up the life extension movement in all its pretentiousness.Joe Forcione is determined to defeat death. With his vast financial resources and sheer will, he sets out to embrace scientific and mystical possibilities to defy the unenviable fate of all human beings.In the process, he becomes entangled in erotic adventures with beguiling and strong women who lead him to an understanding of the limits of his masculinity and realization that femininity, in all its mysteries, somehow holds the key to human transformation. In fact, he is actually transformed into a woman by mistake, leading to catastrophic consequences, before he is returned to his masculine state. Torn between his wife and his mistress, a Swedish massage therapist, both of whom he impregnates, he plunges into his pursuit of immortality.His encounters with a priest with healing powers, shamans and charlatans, a physician (Dr. Kleist) with arcane medical capabilities to reverse the aging process, and a mad Korean computer scientist, Dr. Duck, capable of replicating human life in the form of virtual reality, propel him into a dizzying Swiftian voyage of life and death from the Hamptons to Zurich, across several continents, as the secrets of life and death are revealed to him.

The Immortalists

Part Frankenstein, part The Professor and the Madman, and all true, The Immortalists is the remarkable story of how two men of prodigious achievement and equally large character flaws challenged nature's oldest rule, with ...

Author: David M. Friedman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061963410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 853

His historic career as an aviator made Charles Lindbergh one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, the subject of best-selling biographies and a hit movie, as well as the inspiration for a dance step—the Lindy Hop—that he himself was too shy to try. But for all the attention lavished on Lindbergh, one story has remained untold until now: his macabre scientific collaboration with Dr. Alexis Carrel. This oddest of couples—one a brilliant Nobel Prize-winning surgeon turned social engineer, the other a failed dirt farmer turned hero of the skies—joined forces in 1930 driven by a shared and secret dream: to conquer death and attain immortality. Part Frankenstein, part The Professor and the Madman, and all true, The Immortalists is the remarkable story of how two men of prodigious achievement and equally large character flaws challenged nature's oldest rule, with consequences—personal, professional, and political—that neither man anticipated.

Summary of The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book) An astonishing novel that portrays the life of 4 adolescents after they find out when they are going to die.

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book) An astonishing novel that portrays the life of 4 adolescents after they find out when they are going to die. If you knew the exact date of your death, would you do anything different? Or would you walk the same path as before? This novel portrays the story of 4 adolescents who are living that dilemma. The arrival of a mystical woman who claims to be capable of predicting the date you'll die changes the protagonists' lives forever. With an extremely interesting plot and charming characters, let yourself be consumed by this spectacular novel and live every single moment of the Gold children's life by their side. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Magic is only one tool among many for keeping one another alive." - Chloe Benjamin Some dare to say that curiosity killed the cat but would the drive of the Gold children to find out their date of death actually be good for them? Or would it translate into mayhem? A tale full of suspense and mysteries lurking around every corner that will make it impossible for you to stop reading it. Chloe Benjamin's audiobook is 11 hours of pure awesomeness. Interesting plot, awesome narrative and lovable characters, definitely a title worth buying. P.S. The Immortalists is a wonderful novel that will nurture you with the story of the Gold children. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

The Immortalists

But that all changed when, on a seemingly regular day, in a seemingly normal tone, his "uncle" told him that he was immortal. The Immortalists is a story of one man's life and his transformation from materialism to spiritualism.

Author: Gabriel David

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105119068

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 978

He was a hedonist and a misogynist, a cynic and a narcissist. But that all changed when, on a seemingly regular day, in a seemingly normal tone, his "uncle" told him that he was immortal. The Immortalists is a story of one man's life and his transformation from materialism to spiritualism. It is an enlightening tale that shows how one man, against seemingly insurmountable odds, can make a difference in the lives of millions. Follow along on a journey that will illuminate the beauty and power of human compassion and morality.

The Immortalists

The Immortalists is the first in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, and cops and informers; all played out on rain-soaked streets amid a shadow ...

Author: Andrew Hook

Publisher: Telos Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9781845838805

Category:

Page: 332

View: 944

Is There Life After Death? Ex-cop, Mordent, is an irascible, anachronistic PI with a noir sensibility and a bubblewrap fetish. Hired to investigate a missing person case he believes the job to be an easy pay-check, but when the kid turns up dead and appears to have aged beyond death, Mordent finds the mystery is only just beginning. When a second body is found similarly aged, Mordent is pulled into rival gang leaders' quests for immortality, a race where the objective is not to finish. And it becomes personal when Marina, a psychic, disappears after tipping off the police about the second body. Mordent had unfinished business with her. The Immortalists is the first in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, and cops and informers; all played out on rain-soaked streets amid a shadow-filled city. 'An excellent writer and stylist, reminding me of Raymond Chandler, Malcolm Pryce and Jasper Fforde. Suitably creepy and sometimes laugh out loud funny.' Emlyn Rees, author of 'That Summer He Died' 'Andrew Hook's fiction is always recognisable, but never predictable. He has that rare, lovely ability: to mess with your expectations while entertaining you at the same time.' Mat Coward, Dagger and Edgar shortlisted crime writer

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists: by Chloe Benjamin Conversation Starters The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin's newest novel, follows the heart-aching story of four siblings in the year of 1969.

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The Immortalists: by Chloe Benjamin Conversation Starters The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin's newest novel, follows the heart-aching story of four siblings in the year of 1969. When the four siblings heard of a gypsy living near them in the Lower East Side of Manhattan that could tell when one would die, the siblings' curiosity got the best of them. Hunting down this mysterious woman, each would soon be told the exact day each would die. With the news of their death dates hanging over them, each sibling soon comes to find how dangerous such knowledge could be while trying to figure out what they should do with the time they supposedly had left. Chloe Benjamin's second novel has already become one of The New York Times top ten best sellers as well as the #1 Indie pick. Benjamin's first book, The Anatomy of Dreams received the 2014 Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before

Summary of the Immortalists

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.

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ISBN: 9781720874355

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2DQnT64) An astonishing novel that portrays the life of 4 adolescents after they find out when they are going to die. If you knew the exact date of your death, would you do anything different? Or would you walk the same path as before? This novel portrays the story of 4 adolescents who are living that dilemma. The arrival of a mystical woman who claims to be capable of predicting the date you'll die changes the protagonists' lives forever. With an extremely interesting plot and charming characters, let yourself be consumed by this spectacular novel and live every single moment of the Gold children's life by their side. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Magic is only one tool among many for keeping one another alive." - Chloe Benjamin Some dare to say that curiosity killed the cat but would the drive of the Gold children to find out their date of death actually be good for them? Or would it translate into mayhem? A tale full of suspense and mysteries lurking around every corner that will make it impossible for you to stop reading it. Chloe Benjamin's audiobook is 11 hours of pure awesomeness. Interesting plot, awesome narrative and lovable characters, definitely a title worth buying. P.S. The Immortalists is a wonderful novel that will nurture you with the story of the Gold children. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before FREE 2 Page Printable Summary BONUS for you to paste in on your office, home etc Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link: http://amzn.to/2DQnT64 "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

Sex and Sexuality in Early America

Of course, the Immortalists never numbered more than a few dozen adherents, but their significance is not to be measured numerically.

Author: Merril D. Smith

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814780671

Category: History

Page: 341

View: 975

What role did sexual assault play in the conquest of America? How did American attitudes toward female sexuality evolve, and how was sexuality regulated in the early Republic? Sex and sexuality have always been the subject of much attention, both scholarly and popular. Yet, accounts of the early years of the United States tend to overlook the importance of their influence on the shaping of American culture. Sex and Sexuality in Early America addresses this neglected topic with original research covering a wide spectrum, from sexual behavior to sexual perceptions and imagery. Focusing on the period between the initial contact of Europeans and Native Americans up to 1800, the essays encompass all of colonial North America, including the Caribbean and Spanish territories. Challenging previous assumptions, these essays address such topics as rape as a tool of conquest; perceptions and responses to Native American sexuality; fornication, bastardy, celibacy, and religion in colonial New England; gendered speech in captivity narratives; representations of masculinity in eighteenth- century seduction tales, the sexual cosmos of a southern planter, and sexual transgression and madness in early American fiction. The contributors include Stephanie Wood, Gordon Sayre, Steven Neuwirth, Else L. Hambleton, Erik R. Seeman, Richard Godbeer, Trevor Burnard, Natalie A. Zacek, Wayne Bodle, Heather Smyth, Rodney Hessinger, and Karen A. Weyler.


The Anatomy of Dreams

The bewitching first novel from the bestselling author of THE IMMORTALISTS 'Benjamin is a gifted writer, a creator of quiet asides and haunting images' Financial Times 'Matches the subtle surrealism of a dream with the underpinnings of a ...

Author: Chloe Benjamin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472261313

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 823

The bewitching first novel from the bestselling author of THE IMMORTALISTS 'Benjamin is a gifted writer, a creator of quiet asides and haunting images' Financial Times 'Matches the subtle surrealism of a dream with the underpinnings of a thriller' Emma Straub 'You wonder if here is a writer who is truly capable of anything' Daily Mail Sylvie and Gabe meet and fall in love at boarding school in Northern California when they are just teenagers. Their headmaster is the enigmatic and mysterious Dr Keller, a man obsessed with the idea that people's waking stress and trauma can be cured in their dreams. The young couple can't help but be drawn into his magnetic pull and slowly become involved in his research. Years later, Sylvie and Gabe are once again working on Dr Keller's experiments and Sylvie slowly begins to realise there is more both to her employer and her lover than meets the eye, and that the line between dreams and reality has become dangerously blurred.

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin: Conversation Starters The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin's newest novel, follows the heart-aching story of four siblings in the year of 1969. When the four siblings heard of a gypsy living near them in the Lower East Side of Manhattan that could tell when one would die, the siblings' curiosity got the best of them. Hunting down this mysterious woman, each would soon be told the exact day each would die. With the news of their death dates hanging over them, each sibling soon comes to find how dangerous such knowledge could be while trying to figure out what they should do with the time they supposedly had left. Chloe Benjamin's second novel has already become one of The New York Times top ten best sellers as well as the #1 Indie pick. Benjamin's first book, The Anatomy of Dreams received the 2014 Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

The Immortalists

An Immortalist can be identified as many different things... but in this tale, being an immortalist... can cost you your life. (The first book in the Immortalist trilogy.)

Author: Richard Denney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781466318441

Category:

Page: 116

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When a hooded girl shows up at Rowan Burton's front door on a snowy & windy night, thirteen year old Rowan finds himself in a life altering race to save the girl's life, before two sinister wizards claim the girl for their own. An Immortalist can be identified as many different things... but in this tale, being an immortalist... can cost you your life. (The first book in the Immortalist trilogy.)

Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express.

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Diary of Thoughts: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

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The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Author: Chloe Benjamin

Publisher:

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Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 533

View: 736

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. Bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Study Guide

This 62-page guide for "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 36 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

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ISBN: 9781693427466

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 62-page guide for "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 36 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Power of Fate and Repression.