Eternal Life (Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393356564, 256pp.
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
February 2018 Indie Next List
— Lilla Weinberger, Readers' Books, Sonoma, CA
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Rachel's current troubles--a middle-aged son mining digital currency in her basement, a scientist granddaughter trying to peek into her genes--are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, hundreds of children, and 2,000 years, going back to Roman-occupied Jerusalem. 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.