Join us for May's Virtual Book Club discussing The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. As always, you are welcome to join even if you haven't finished (or started!) the book. Come even if you don't know what to say, we are a casual and friendly group!
About the book:
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.
How to join:
Ashley Hasty is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom@IU meeting.
Topic: Virtual Book Club - The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Time: May 30, 2018 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://iu.zoom.us/j/916943564
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 916 943 564
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/eEEsiNsnZ