book cover of The Immortalists
Added by 47 members
 

The Immortalists

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
'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' *****
Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"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

"For someone who loves stories about brothers and sisters, as I do, The Immortalists is about as good as it gets. It's amazing how good this book is." - Karen Joy Fowler

"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

"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

"A great new talent." - Lorrie Moore

"The very best kind of literary thriller." - Richard Russo


Visitors also looked at these books


Used availability for Chloe Benjamin's The Immortalists


About Fantastic Fiction       Information for Authors