What have we not done to live forever? In his new book, Adam Leith Gollner, the critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters, weaves together religion, science, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality. Join us tonight, Wednesday, August 21st at 7 PM for an author reading and signing at the Montreal launch of The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever.
Adam Leith Gollner has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, and Lucky Peach. The former editor of Vice Magazine, his first book is The Fruit Hunters, which was recently adapted into a feature-length documentary film. The Book of Immortality is his second book. He lives in Montreal.
Praise for The Book of Immortality:
Part Mary Roach, part Joe Strummer of the Clash, [Gollner] injects punk energy and invention into the genre of quirky scientific nonfiction. Long may he write. - John J. Ross, The Wall Street Journal
[...] Gollner embarks on an epic quest to understand the nature of immortality. He tours cryonic facilities, attends a get-together of “immortalists” and a Harvard-sponsored anti-aging symposium, and wraps it up with a Buddhist Elixir of Life ceremony. It’s an engrossing, immensely fascinating tour. - Gabe Habash, Publishers Weekly
Wednesday, August 21 at 7 pm! 211 Bernard Ouest!