Trust - Hernán Díaz

Trust

By Hernán Díaz

  • Release Date: 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
4
From 391 Ratings

Description

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2022
ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2022
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE

And named one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2022 by The New Yorker, Vogue, Time, NPR, Oprah Daily, Esquire, BookPage, and more


“Buzzy and enthralling …A glorious novel about empires and erasures, husbands and wives, staggering fortunes and unspeakable misery…Fun as hell to read.” Oprah Daily


"A genre-bending, time-skipping story about New York City’s elite in the roaring ’20s and Great Depression."Vanity Fair

“A riveting story of class, capitalism, and greed.” —Esquire

"Captivating."NPR

"Exhilarating.” New York Times

An unparalleled novel about money, power, intimacy, and perception


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.

Reviews

  • This rambling novel isn’t finished?

    1
    By jln345
    Apparently the authors notes are still in the text. Examples: “More about Tommy,” and, “Give 2 example.” These notes are sprinkled into the text about 1/3 of the way through. I was somewhat exasperated with the fact that this novel doesn’t seem to go anywhere or have any clear direction, but the notes made me give up. I would like a refund, but don’t expect that will happen. Steer clear of this one.
  • Wow

    5
    By saul write
    Masterpiece.
  • Trust

    5
    By Neon Fish Jenner
    A fantastic book !
  • TRUST me and don’t bother

    1
    By Cvl23
    I read some good reviews and decided to read it. As I was reading, I assured myself that it would get better, just a little more. I read 90 pages to much. All I got out of it was a headache. It went nowhere and introduced several skeleton characters.
  • Not A Book I Enjoyed.

    1
    By Garbofan
    I read everyday… this book was quite boring. Finally threw in the towel at page 300. Even that was a stretch.
  • Inventive and fresh

    5
    By ciretsof
    Loved the construction of this novel as much as the characters and stories it contained.
  • This is a keeper!

    5
    By loring1
    Every sentence worth reading twice!
  • Fascinating, complex and absorbing.

    5
    By Woman from Malvia
    Excellent read.
  • Exceptionally good book

    5
    By Chris in WMA
    This book is superbly written, with multiple voices. The characters are great and the story is compelling. And, it makes ya think.
  • A great novel, memoir retold

    5
    By youcallmesomething
    Great read! The author is especially good in capturing the different voices in the story.