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 author of two novels translated into more than twenty languages. His first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He has also written a book of essays, and his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Playboy, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, 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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