Publisher : Munhak Dongne
This book is written in Korean.
Hernán Díaz, a young master whose first novel, Far From Home, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, quickly captured the attention of the American literary community and the rest of the world. Set on Wall Street in the 1920s, Trust tackles some of the most pressing and important issues of the day, including economics, finance, money, power, and class, as it tells four different stories about Andrew and Mildred Bevel, a couple whose legendary success in the financial world led to their immense wealth.
Just as the title "Trust" refers to the value of trust and faith, as well as the economic concept of business alliances, the novel explores all aspects of trust. It asks the fundamental question of which narrative to believe in the face of sharp conflicts between texts telling different stories, examines the trust between husband and wife through the marriage of Andrew and Mildred Bebel, and scrutinizes the role of trust and betrayal in human history as a whole.
On the other hand, the author tells the story of money as an omnipotent yet unreal and fictional entity that controls our lives. Based on thorough archival research, this book presents a realistic portrait of the stock market and financial world in the early 20th century, explores the nature of financial capital and its abstract structure as represented by Wall Street, exposes the mythical illusions of wealth and power, and discusses timeless issues of capitalism, finance, power, and class that are still urgent and important today.