If you knew the date you were going to die, then how would you live your life? asks this bestselling, critically acclaimed novel.
'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' *****
A boundlessly moving inquisition into mortality, grief and passion...The Immortalists is not just a novel about grief; it conjures characters with such dimension that you mourn them too, a magic rare enough to leave one astonished - Observer
Immersive and impressive - The Sunday Times
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 might happen to a family who knows too much. It's amazing how good this book is.
A captivating family saga - New York Times Book Review
A compelling and utterly absorbing read with virtuoso storytelling on display. The drive to discover how each character's story unfolds gives the novel a sense of urgency yet Chloe Benjamin's prose - lyrical, tender, perceptive - compels you to linger on every exquisitely crafted sentence. It is a hugely powerful novel and asks fundamental questions about fate, mortality and life and the ways we choose to live it - Sunday Express
Benjamin crams her novel with incident, while never stinting on detail. Such is her dazzling sureness of touch that you wonder if here is a writer who is truly capable of anything. - Daily Mail
Mesmerising, like a well-crafted illusion...Benjamin is a gifted writer, a creator of quiet asides and haunting images, who mines a seam of sad wisdom - Financial Times
Once I started reading The Immortalists, I resented every moment I had to spend away from the book until I'd finished. It's an extraordinarily moving, beautifully told and, at times, almost unbearably tense read - Stylist