Community Book Club: In The Distance

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

In The Distance by Hernan Diaz

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


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.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894883
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

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.


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