Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (Large Print / Paperback)

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Diaz takes the multi-POV novel to new places with Trust, which is told in 4 parts. In the first part, a novelist by the name of Vanner offers what is understood to be a thinly veiled roman à clef about Benjamin Rask, a fabulously wealthy and reclusive financier who manipulates markets to his own favor, in extremis, and whose wife goes mad in a Swiss sanatorium. Part two is an incomplete draft of the "real" financier Andrew Bevel's memoir. Part three is told by Ida, a young Italian-American woman hired by Bevel to fashion his story into a book for the "common reader," a counterpiece to Vanner's "libelous" account. The final section is the journals of Bevel's ailing wife. If four versions of the story are inadequate, Ida fashions a fifth in her section, a decoy version to throw off a mysterious and menacing man without a tie. As implied by the title, the reader is asked, "who do you trust?" The "trust" in the title also plays to the financial and socio-political themes of the novel: in whose trust are we? This is a puzzling novel, in the positive sense of the term. You'll be challenged and made to piece things together and, perhaps, rewarded. 

— Becky

May 2022 Indie Next List

“Hernan Diaz does things I've never seen in a novel before. Trust ties up threads of money and art, family and history, lies and truth. Think historical fiction turned meta, with a beating heart and spectacular writing.”
— Mark Haber, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX

About the Author

Hernan Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Trust. Translated into more than thirty languages, Trust also received the Kirkus Prize, was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and Time magazine, and it was one of The New Yorker’s 12 Essential Reads of the Year and one of Barack Obama’s favorite books of the year. Trust is currently being developed as a limited series for HBO. Diaz’s previous novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and it won the William Saroyan International Prize. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, The Atlantic, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He has received the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593556566
ISBN-10: 0593556569
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication Date: May 24th, 2022
Pages: 512
Language: English

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