The Resource In the distance, Hernan Diaz

In the distance, Hernan Diaz

Label
In the distance
Title
In the distance
Statement of responsibility
Hernan Diaz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A young Swedish boy finds himself in penniless and alone in California. He travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great push to the West. Driven back over and over again on his journey through vast expanses, Håkan meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre (travel narratives, the bildungsroman, nature writing, the Western), offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. At first, it was a contest, but in time the beasts understood that, with an embrace and the slightest push, they had to lie down on their side and stay until Håkan got up. He did this each time he thought he spied someone on the circular horizon. Had Håkan and his animals ever been spotted, the distant travelers would have taken the vanishing silhouettes for a mirage. But there were no such travelers-the moving shadows he saw almost every day in the distance were illusions. With the double intention of getting away from the trail and the cold, he had traveled south for days." --
Summary
After a young Swedish boy finds himself alone in California, he travels east to find his brother, having a series of adventures and encountering naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, Indians, and lawmen along the way
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, Fiction category, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600128
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Díaz, Hernán
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Swedes
  • Male immigrants
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Westerns
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Male immigrants
  • Swedes
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
In the distance, Hernan Diaz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975018812
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781566894883
Lccn
2017000413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027569959
System control number
(OCoLC)975018812
Label
In the distance, Hernan Diaz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975018812
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781566894883
Lccn
2017000413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027569959
System control number
(OCoLC)975018812

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