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The History of Living Forever: A Novel

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A globe-trotting, century-spanning adventure story, Jake Wolff’s The History of Living Forever follows two young men on separate quests for the Elixir of Life. It dives deep into the mysteries of life—from first love to first heartbreak, from the long pall of grief to the irreconcilable loneliness of depression to the possibility of medical miracles, from coming of age to coming out. Hilarious, haunting, heart-busting, life-affirming, it asks each of us one of life’s essential questions: How far would you go for someone you love?

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781250619525
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 09/06/2020
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Picador US
  • Pages: 384
  • Price: $29.99
A globe-trotting, century-spanning adventure story, Jake Wolff’s The History of Living Forever follows two young men on separate quests for the Elixir of Life. It dives deep into the mysteries of life—from first love to first heartbreak, from the long pall of grief to the irreconcilable loneliness of depression to the possibility of medical miracles, from coming of age to coming out. Hilarious, haunting, heart-busting, life-affirming, it asks each of us one of life’s essential questions: How far would you go for someone you love?

Author Information

Jake Wolff received an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Florida State University. His stories and essays have appeared in journals such as Tin House, One Story, and American Short Fiction. He lives in Orlando, Florida, where he is an assistant professor of English at the University of Central Florida.

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