In the Distance

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Pub Date: 10/10/2017

Pages: 240

Publisher: Coffee House Press

Imprint: Coffee House Press

ISBN 13: 9781566894883

ISBN 10: 1566894883

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Category: FICTION / Literary

In the Distance

By Hernan Diaz

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About the Book

Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness.

Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury 2012), managing editor of RHM, and associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York.

About the Book

A young Swedish boy, separated from his brother, becomes a man; the man, despite himself, becomes a legend and outlaw.

Author

Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury, 2012) and the associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York.