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In Rachel Heng's debut audiobook set in near future New York City - where lives last 300 years and the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming - Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to live forever.
Lea Kirino is a “Lifer”, which means that a roll of the genetic dice has given her the potential to live forever - if she does everything right. And Lea is an overachiever. She’s a successful trader on the New York exchange - where instead of stocks, human organs are now bought and sold - she has a beautiful apartment, and a fiancé who rivals her in genetic perfection. And with the right balance of HealthTech™, rigorous juicing, and low-impact exercise, she might never die.
But Lea’s perfect life is turned upside down when she spots her estranged father on a crowded sidewalk. His return marks the beginning of her downfall as she is drawn into his mysterious world of the Suicide Club, a network of powerful individuals and rebels who reject society’s pursuit of immortality, and instead choose to live - and die - on their own terms. In this future world, death is not only taboo; it’s also highly illegal. Soon Lea is forced to choose between a sanitized immortal existence and a short, bittersweet time with a man she has never really known, but who is the only family she has left in the world.
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I struggled to finish this book. The narrator had a pleasant voice and the premise of the novel is compelling. However, the descriptions of people's behaviors, appearance, facial expressions were tedious and unnecessary.
This was a peculiar work of fiction. I had trouble following along honestly. Cool concept though.