IN THE DISTANCE  by Hernan Diaz

IN THE DISTANCE by Hernan Diaz

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  • Softcover
  • Publisher: Coffee House Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • ISBN: 9781566894883
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.