The Immortalists Summary
Chloe Benjamin

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The Immortalists is a literary novel by Chloe Benjamin about the lives of the Gold siblings - Simon, Klara, Daniel, and Varya - over the course of 40 years. After visiting a fortune teller in 1969 who predicts the exact date of each of their deaths, the Gold siblings branch off to follow their destinies, Simon becomes a go-go dancer in San Francisco, Klara a magician, Daniel a doctor, and Varya a scientist, but the prophecies of their deaths sit heavy in their minds and inform their choices in portentous ways. The novel considers themes related to fate and free will, death, magic, and Jewish faith and cultural identity.

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