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Professor Maxine Sayers once found her personal and professional life so fulfilling that she founded the Institute of Future Studies, a program dedicated to studying the effects of technology on our culture and finding ways to prolong human life. But when her beloved husband dies, she is so devastated she can barely get out of bed. To make matters worse, her son, Zach, has ...more
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Delphinium
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By page three of Eileen Pollack’s The Professor of Immortality (Delphinium Books), we have already learned that our protagonist, a 54-year-old professor of a questionable line of study at a local college, is a grieving widow of eight years, her adult son has been missing for seven months, and a Match.com date slipped out the back door of a restaurant without saying goodbye (and without paying the bill).

The trifecta of nightmares for any middle-aged woman.

She’s soldiering on, though, and chapter
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Kim McGee
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Maxine is adrift. She once had a husband, a successful career and a clever son working in Silicon Valley. Now, she isn't as quick to get to her job as a noted professor at the University of Michigan, her husband is dead and her son has gone off the grid plus there is a madman called the Technobomber who is blowing up people and it may be someone she and her son know quite well. She worries that there may be a connection to the bomber and her son's disappearance and she also knows that in telling ...more
Florence
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read, definitely. vivid descriptions, well paced dialogues. The plot is rather unusual with lots of twists. It is a real pleasure to read Eileen Pollack, cleverness is everywhere but also humanity.
The concept of the novel is great. It mixes fiction with physics and action with the importance of love.
I enjoyed a contemporary, weel told story. I would recommend this book.
Heather Bennett
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Professor of Immortality is unique book with some great twists. There are some characters and it is a unique storyline.
Kim Cavadel
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great read with interetesting characters and lots of plot twists. I was very happy with the authors writing style and ability to create a vivid world.
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Eileen Pollack grew up in Liberty, New York. She has received fellowships from the Michener Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, and her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, the Literary Review, the AGNI Review, Playgirl, and the New Generation. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts, and teaches at Tufts University. She won the Pushcart Prize for her story “Past, Future, Elsewher ...more