Forever is a historical fiction which tells the story of a young Irish man, Cormac O’Connor, who moves to New York in 1740 and is granted immortality. Through his eyes, we see Manhattan grow and modernize from the days of slavery to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Cormac’s story is one of tragedy, violence, revenge and love. As he bears witness to highs and lows of New York City and its inhabitants, he must also come to terms with the fragility of those he cares for and the meaning of life to someone who cannot die. Forever’s author, Peter Hamill, has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Post and the Daily News. In his novel, he provides an insightful and exciting narrative of his city, riddled with conspiracy, revolution and rejoice.