The Resource Eternal life : a novel, Dara Horn

Eternal life : a novel, Dara Horn

Label
Eternal life : a novel
Title
Eternal life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dara Horn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What would it really mean to live forever? Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can`t die. Her recent troubles--widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son--are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, she's tried everything to free herself, and only one other person in the world understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever. But as the twenty-first century begins and her children and grandchildren--consumed with immortality in their own ways, from the frontiers of digital currency to genetic engineering--develop new technologies that could change her fate and theirs, Rachel knows she must find a way out. Gripping, hilarious, and profoundly moving. Eternal Life celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive."--Dust jacket
Summary
Ever since she made a deal to save her son's life in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Rachel has been doomed to live eternally|having hundreds of children and being stalked by an obsessed man|but as her descendants develop new technologies for immortality, she realizes that, for them to live fully, she must die
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616306
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horn, Dara
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Idea (Philosophy)
  • Immortality
  • Idea (Philosophy)
  • Immortality
Target audience
adult
Label
Eternal life : a novel, Dara Horn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1905507
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780393608533
Lccn
2017044684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393608533
  • (OCoLC)988293527
Label
Eternal life : a novel, Dara Horn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1905507
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780393608533
Lccn
2017044684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393608533
  • (OCoLC)988293527

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