Finding Meaning in the Age of Immortality
From a millionaire’s birthday party to the home of a family on the brink of eviction, the world comes to a standstill. A cure for mortality has just been invented—but it comes with a six-figure price tag and requires vast quantities of human blood to manufacture.
Ten years later, as the world settles into haves and have-nots, mortals and Immortals, two families struggle to adjust to the new reality. The Hudsons, once homeless, now swap their blood for food and shelter and dream of a better life. Meanwhile, the Davenports turn on each other for their father’s inheritance, enough to secure Immortality for only one of them.
When a scandal brings the Hudsons and Davenports together, they find themselves facing deep-seated corruption, unexpected death, and complex family dynamics, which challenge them, unite them, and ultimately help them discover how to find meaning and purpose in the age of immortality.
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