MODO YOGA SYDNEY’S BOOK CLUB!
Our next book club hangout is Wednesday, November 7! We’ve chosen the book, “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin.
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?
It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.
Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in ’80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.
A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.
On the night, we’ll be meeting at da Mario – the amazing pizza spot in the Cannery (across the road from us) at 6:30pm, until about 8:30pm. We will have some interesting topics prepared to discuss about the book and enjoy great conversation and company!
There are no plans for food necessarily; you can get have water and enjoy the discussion, or sip a glass of wine, or share one of their to-die-for, wood-fired pizzas with a friend or a few others in our group!RSVP (via email or DM to Facebook or Instagram) by Monday, September 24 so that we can reserve table for the right amount of people. Our book clubs are a lot of fun, with cool and interesting people to chat to, so we hope you’ll come along! 😊