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Hernán Diaz reads from IN THE DISTANCE (w/ Aaron Bady)

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Submitted by BradJohnson on Sat, 09/23/2017 - 5:22pm

Tuesday, October 17

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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Hernán Diaz to the store to read from his novel, In the Distance on Tuesday, October 17th, at 7pm. He will be in conversation with Aaron Bady.

A violent, surrealistic, and curiously gentle Wild West yarn, Cormac McCarthy by way of Gabriel García Márquez, and with a heart of gold, In the Distance has already become a staff favorite; Aaron or Chris will talk your ear off about it.

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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
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ISBN: 9781566894883
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017