Hernan Diaz’s “Trust”

May 20, 2022

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Eric Newman and Medaya Ocher speak with writer Hernan Diaz about his latest novel Trust, which tells a single story from multiple perspectives, or rather versions. Trust brings into focus both how storytelling, as well as the narratives American culture tells itself about wealth and money, shape and distort our world. The conversation covers the traditions of the 19th century American novel, the vagaries of capital, and how Diaz created this nesting doll of a novel.

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