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Trust

by Hernan Diaz

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Trust by Hernan Diaz
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    May 2022, 416 pages

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A historical, metafictional novel in four parts, each of which presents a different account of a mysterious wealthy couple in 1920s New York.

Hernan Diaz's Trust is a work of fiction that is itself comprised of four very different works existing in the world of its story. Bonds is a novel published in the 1930s about Benjamin Rask, who increased his fortune playing the 1920s stock market before his wife Helen's madness and death. Next is an unfinished autobiography by Andrew Bevel, on whom Benjamin Rask was unashamedly based—he wants to correct the story about him and his late wife, Mildred. This is the least interesting section, but it also has the highest number of funny lines in the book, and surprisingly tender moments of vulnerability. Bevel comes across as an almost cartoonish villain; of the increase in women trading stocks leading up to the market crash, for example, he writes, "Could there have been a clearer indicator of the disaster to come?" In moments like these, it seems that Diaz has created not an ...

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