In the 1920s, Benjamin and Helen Rask were a power couple in New York City. He was a legendary Wall Street tycoon, and she was the daughter of eccentric aristocrats. Together, they rose to the top of the world of wealth and excess. But their immense fortune came at a cost.
The novel Bonds tells the story of the Rasks' rise and fall. It is a mystery that has been told and retold many times, but there are always new revelations. Hernan Diaz's novel Trust takes a unique approach to this story. It tells the story from multiple perspectives, including that of a woman who is trying to disentangle fact from fiction.
Trust is a brilliant literary puzzle that engages the reader in a quest for the truth. It is a novel that spans over a century and explores 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.