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.



ISBN: 9781911547235
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 344
Publication Date: 21 Jun 2018
Publisher: Daunt Books
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L)


Author Biography

Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity and is the associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York.

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