A sweeping, unpredicatable novel about power, wealth and truth, told by four unique, interlocking voices and set against the backdrop of turbulent 1920s New York.
Can one person change the course of history?
The long-forgotten author of a bestselling novel based on a legendary New York tycoon.
The real-life tycoon who attempts to set the record straight.
The young woman tasked with helping him – who turns detective in the process.
The tycoon’s wife, whose missing journals come to haunt them all, long after her death.
In a city devoted to making money and making stories like no other, where wealth means power, who gets to tell the truth? And to rise to the top of a glittering, destructive world, what – and who – do you have to sacrifice?
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022
The Sunday Times Bestseller
‘One of the great puzzle-box novels, it’s the cleverest of conceits, wrapped up in a page-turner’ – Telegraph
Hernan Diaz’s first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. A recipient of a Whiting Award and the winner of the William Saroyan International Prize, he has been a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages.