An audacious novel set in near-future America, from the critically acclaimed author of SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA.
When Adela discovers she has a terminal illness, her thoughts turn to Tereza, the child she gave up at birth. Leaving behind her family in their native Czech village, Adela flies to the United States to find her long-lost daughter before it is too late.
Raised in America and living in a fractured New York City, Tereza is working for two suspicious biotech moguls hellbent on immortality. But before Tereza can imagine a cure for Adela, her mother dies and her body disappears.
Narrated by Adela's restless spirit, the novel blends an immigrant mother's heart-breaking journey through Reagan's American dream with her children's quest to reclaim her in the near future. By turns insightful, poignant and satirical, A Brief History of Living Forever deftly navigates grief and hope in a high-wire act of storytelling.
Praise for SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA:
'Funny, human and oddly down-to-earth' Guardian
'A superb debut' Literary Review
'Booming with vitality and originality' New York Times