A Brief History of Living Forever
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A Brief History of Living Forever

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When Adela discovers she has a terminal illness, her thoughts turn to Tereza, the American-raised daughter she gave up at birth. Leaving behind her moody, grown son, Roman in their native Czech village, she flies to the United States to find the long-lost daughter who never knew her.

In New York City, Tereza is working as the star researcher for two suspicious biotech moguls hellbent on developing a 'god pill' to extend human life indefinitely. But before Tereza can find a cure for Adela, her mother dies mysteriously.

Narrated from the beyond by Adela, A Brief History of Living Foreveris a high-wire act of storytelling. By turns insightful, moving and funny, the novel blends an immigrant mother's heartbreaking journey through the American dream with her children's quest to reclaim her from a country that would erase any record of her existence.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 138 x 222mm
  • Sceptre
  • United Kingdom
  • 1529368782
  • 9781529368789

About Jaroslav Kalfar

Jaroslav Kalfar was born and raised in Prague and immigrated to the United States at the age of fifteen. His critically acclaimed debut novel, Spaceman of Bohemia, was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction.
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