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Lunch with Hernan Diaz, "Trust"

  • March 15, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Temple Israel - Wolfson Auditorium, 137 NE 19 Street Miami FL 33132
  • 196

Registration

  • Non-members may attend up to two luncheons per season.
  • This is a discounted option for members aged 35 and younger.

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About Hernan

Hernan Diaz is the author of two novels translated into more than twenty languages. His first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He has also written a book of essays, and his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Playboy, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.


About the Book

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.

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Publisher: Riverhead Books

Photo credit: Pascal Perich


About the Luncheon

  • Books: Registrants will pick up their books at the luncheon.
  • Guests: Non-members are welcome to attend up to two luncheons per season. Members may bring with them an unlimited number of non-member guests, as long as the guests, individually, abide by the above Non-member Guest policy.
  • Registration: Pre-registration is required. 
  • Payment: Pre-payment is required.
  • Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be allowed for cancellations received after registration closes, and no-shows.

Updated 11/22/2022

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