Eternal Life: A Novel

Author:   Dara Horn
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
ISBN:  

9780393356564


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   08 January 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Eternal Life: A Novel


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Rachel's current troubles are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, hundreds of children and 2,000 years. Only one person shares her immortality: an illicit lover who pursues her through the ages. But when her children develop technologies that could change her fate, Rachel must find a way out. From ancient religion to the scientific frontier, Dara Horn pits our efforts to make life last against the deeper challenge of making life worth living.

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Author:   Dara Horn
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 21.10cm
Weight:   0.210kg
ISBN:  

9780393356564


ISBN 10:   0393356566
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   08 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Both heady time travel and a thoughtful meditation on the meaning of life; highly recommended. -- Library Journal (starred review) An elegant musing on sacredness, history, and purpose that is, at the same time, a deliciously romantic, highly suspenseful page-turner. -- Geraldine Brooks, author of The Secret Chord In Eternal Life, the familiar account of the joys and sorrows of motherhood turns strange and mythical. Wisdom literature is a rare thing, and even rarer when it arrives, as it does here, in a story so passionate and playful. -- Joshua Ferris, author of The Dinner Party Eternal Life takes the psychological novel to places I've never seen before...Riveting, startling, hilarious, and sad-I've never read anything like it. -- Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot The chilling pathos of Dara Horn's Eternal Life is bound to turn every mortal reader into a philosopher of cosmic joy. -- Cynthia Ozick, author of Foreign Bodies To an extent, it's the humor (and horror) of infinite diaper changes that drives this masterful page-turner. However, Eternal Life is at its core a serious meditation on the meaning of life and purpose of death. -- Renee Ghert-Zand - Times of Israel Passionate, playful, and poignant. -- Parade I have been in love with Horn's work since her first gorgeous novel, In the Image . . . [This book] simmers with Horn's signature blend of tragedy and spirituality. -- Ron Charles - Washington Post The question at the heart of this wise and appealing novel is finally not how Rachel finds meaning in her eternal life. It is how we, despite our portions of sorrow, tedium and disaster, persist in finding meaning in ours. -- Joshua Max Feldman - New York Times Book Review


...simmers with Horn's signature blend of tragedy and spirituality. -- The Washington Post The question at the heart of this wise and appealing novel is finally not how Rachel finds meaning in her eternal life. It is how we, despite our portions of sorrow, tedium and disaster, persist in finding meaning in ours. -- The New York Times Book Review


A mature, wry, uniquely female take on the problem of immortality. -- Chelsea Leu - The Los Angeles Review of Books Rachel speaks with the wisdom of the ancients when she observes that immortality offers no consolation for the death of others. `Not dying doesn't make it better,' she says of all that sorrow. `It only makes it take longer.' -- Sam Sachs - The Wall Street Journal ...simmers with Horn's signature blend of tragedy and spirituality. -- The Washington Post The question at the heart of this wise and appealing novel is finally not how Rachel finds meaning in her eternal life. It is how we, despite our portions of sorrow, tedium and disaster, persist in finding meaning in ours. -- The New York Times Book Review


Author Information

Dara Horn is a two-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction and one of Granta's Best American Novelists. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.

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