Au Loin by Hernan Diaz

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Hernan Diaz’s Au loin definitely deserves its place alongside the novels that have most impressed me this past decade. Diaz’s powerful and strikingly singular prose revisits the myths surrounding the Western Expansion, without omitting its darkest moments. Au loin is a magisterial text about a harsh existence lived in almost total solitude.
Originally from Nantes, France, Sandrine, in her former role as Head of Administration at the Cultural Services, was a core member of the team that defined Albertine’s DNA and shaped it as a bookstore and cultural center dedicated to intellectual exchange. Previously, she worked in the cinema sphere in Paris, Nantes, and New York. Sandrine lives in the most bustling part of Manhattan––Chinatown––and is passionate about books, cinema, yoga, gastronomy, and travel.
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