Named one of the best books of 2022 by numerous publications, author Hernan Diaz is the author of Trust.
I loved this book, and I can’t stop thinking about it. I’m just blown away by the creativity in the structure and expression of the story. It is a metafictional novel that reflects on the nature of storytelling itself.
The novel is a complex and ambitious work that explores themes of wealth, power, love, and truth. It is also a meditation on the nature of storytelling and the role that stories play in shaping our understanding of the past.
It doesn’t shy away from difficult questions about wealth, power, traditional gender roles, capitalism and its consequences, and the American Dream. It also offers a nuanced and insightful look at the nature of storytelling and the role that stories play in shaping our understanding of the past.
Here’s an excerpt from the book description:
Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask. He is a legendary Wall Street tycoon; she is the daughter of eccentric aristocrats. Together, they have risen to the very top of a world of seemingly endless wealth—all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a successful 1937 novel that all of New York seems to have read. Yet there are other versions of this tale of privilege and deceit.
Hernan Diaz’s TRUST elegantly puts these competing narratives into conversation with one another—and in tension with the perspective of one woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction. The result is a novel that spans over a century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation.
At once an immersive story and a brilliant literary puzzle, TRUST engages the reader in a quest for the truth while confronting the deceptions that often live at the heart of personal relationships, the reality-warping force of capital, and the ease with which power can manipulate facts.