A Brief History of Living Forever by Kalfar, Jaroslav

A Brief History of Living Forever

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In this "ingenious, funny, and chilling" novel (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from the author of Spaceman of Bohemia, two long-lost siblings risk everything to save their mother from oblivion in an authoritarian near-future America obsessed with digital consciousness and eternal life--a story that "packs a walloping punch" (Esquire).

When Adéla discovers she has a terminal illness, she leaves behind her native Czech village for a chance at reuniting in America with Tereza, the daughter she gave up at birth, decades earlier. But the country Adéla experienced as a young woman, when she eloped with a filmmaker and starred in his cult sci-fi movie, has changed entirely. In 2030, America is ruled by an authoritarian government increasingly closed off to the rest of the world.

Tereza, the star researcher for VITA, a biotech company hellbent on discovering the key to immortality, is overjoyed to meet her mother, with whom she forms an instant, profound connection. But when their time together is cut short by shocking events, Tereza must uncover VITA's alarming activity in the wastelands of what was once Florida, and persuade the Czech brother she's never met to join her in this odds-defying adventure.

Narrated from the beyond by Adéla's restless spirit, A Brief History of Living Forever is a high-wire act of storytelling from a writer "booming with vitality and originality," whose "voice is distinct enough to leave tread marks" (New York Times). By turns insightful, moving, and funny, the novel not only confirms Jaroslav Kalfa?'s boundless powers of invention but also exults in the love between a mother and her daughter, which neither space nor time can sever.

"Kalfa? is a wise, rapturous, and original writer . . . Eloquent, heart-stunning, and rich in awe-inspiring prose." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Relentlessly inventive . . . His writing has the same hyperactivity and fidgety contempt for generic boundaries as that of the young Safran Foer." --The Guardian

Author: Jaroslav Kalfar
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published: 03/28/2023
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.1lbs
Size: 9.70h x 6.50w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780316463188


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 02/01/2021 pg. 61
Library Journal 11/01/2022 pg. 92
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2023
Publishers Weekly 02/13/2023
Booklist 02/15/2023 pg. 18

About the Author
Jaroslav Kalfa?, born in the Czech Republic, immigrated to the Unites States at the age of fifteen. He is the author of the critically acclaimed debut Spaceman of Bohemia, a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award that was translated into fifteen languages and is being made into a major motion picture starring Adam Sandler and two-time Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan. Kalfa? holds an MFA from New York University and lives in Brooklyn

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