Money and conscience are at the heart of Cynthia Ozick's
masterly first novel, narrated by a nameless young woman and set in
the private world of wealthy New York, the dire landscape of
postwar Europe, and the mythical groves of a Shakespearean isle.
Beginning in the 1930s and extending through four decades, Trust is
an epic tale of the narrator's quest for her elusive father, a
scandalous figure whom she has never known. In a provocative
afterword, Ozick reflects on how she came to write the novel and
discusses the cultural shift in the nature of literary ambition in
the years since.