Today’s Riot Rundown is sponsored by Dara Horn’s Eternal Life, on sale now from W. W. Norton.
Rachel has a problem: she can’t die. Her recent troubles are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a bargain to save the life of her first son back in Jerusalem, she’s tried everything to free herself. As the twenty-first century begins and her children and grandchildren develop technologies that could change her fate, Rachel knows she must find a way out. Eternal Life celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive.