But what does such information do to the trajectory of a person's life? Do the siblings even believe what the fortune teller told them? They all claim to be too rational but the decisions they each make seem to prove otherwise. Young Simon lives like he's running out of time in pre-AIDS San Francisco. Klara becomes obsessed with the her date. Daniel's life becomes all about safety and security and Varya, the oldest, devotes her career to studying how to extend her life. But is a life spent thinking about death really a life at all?
The Immortalists is both a family love story and the story of a generation asking questions about destiny and choice, what is real and what is imagined. This book arrived on the new books shelf in January 2018.