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My Soul to Keep Summary
Tananarive Due

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My Soul to Keep Summary

Plot Summary

The novel My Soul to Keep tells a surreal tale of what might happen if mortal and immortal worlds were to collide. The book, which tells the story of an immortal man married to a mortal woman, deals with the themes of loss and death. Another idea that is toyed with in the novel is a question of whether evil and good can exist simultaneously as David murders and lies in order to protect his family and himself from his past. Even though David tries to perform a ritual to keep his wife, Jessica, and daughter, Kira, with him forever, he loses them both.

David, who is also known in the story as Dawit and Seth, has undergone a Life Ritual with Jesus Christ's blood to give him immortality. Khaldun, who went through the ritual because he was "greedy for life" invites other men, including Dawit, to join...

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