It's another ARC from the good people at NetGalley. It came up on Robin Hobb's feed, and she hasn't steered me wrong yet.
Here's the description:
What if you could live forever—but without your one true love? Reincarnation Blues is the story of a man who has been reincarnated nearly 10,000 times, in search of the secret to immortality so that he can be with his beloved, the incarnation of Death. Neil Gaiman meets Kurt Vonnegut in this darkly whimsical, hilariously profound, and wildly imaginative comedy of the secrets of life and love. Transporting us from ancient India to outer space to Renaissance Italy to the present day, is a journey through time, space, and the human heart.
I'm about halfway through, and really enjoying it. It reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, except it makes a little more sense. It's a book that requires suspension of disbelief, but I have had absolutely no problem just going with some of the absurd aspects of the premise, because it is really well written. i'm really looking forward to going home tonight, curling up with this book and finding out what happens next.