Five cities, six husbands, 17 children

Dara Horn’s latest novel tells a captivating and complex story of a woman who can’t die and an ancient, priestly vow.

January 25, 2018 19:41
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Scene from the Arch of Titus. (photo credit: JEAN-GUILLAUME MOITTE)


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Dara Horn is known for her incredibly complex story lines that blend past and present. Her characters always seem to be looking for answers to life’s deepest mysteries, flirting with notions of meaning and meaninglessness, which is something that clearly preoccupies Horn.

She begins her new novel, Eternal Life, with her protagonist, Rachel, declaring “Either everything matters, or everything is an outrageous waste of time. That’s what she would have said, if anyone asked her. But no one asks crazy old ladies for their opinions.”


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