In the Distance (Compact Disc)

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By Hernan Diaz, Peter Berkrot (Narrated by)
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Staff Reviews

While In the Distance can be read as a revisionist Western -- and totally enjoyed and chewed on as such -- what makes Diaz's book truly exceptional is how far beyond a simple genre it goes. A beautiful, thoughtful and often heartbreaking exploration of lonesomeness, the simple confusion of just living, and the magnificent need for human connection.

— Justin


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781681687384
ISBN-10: 1681687380
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: October 10th, 2017
Language: English