Train Dreams (Hardcover)

Author: Johnson, Denis

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Denis Johnson''s "Train Dreams" is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions.
Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century--an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime.
Suffused with the history and landscapes of the American West--its otherworldly flora and fauna, its rugged loggers and bridge builders--the new novella by the National Book Award-winning author of "Tree of Smoke" captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life.

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Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mfg Part# 9780374281144
SKU 220346186
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0374281149
Release Date 8/30/2011
Author Info
Denis Johnson
Poet and novelist Denis Johnson received the Whiting Writers Award in 1986, and was also a recipient of the National Poetry Series Award.
Praise
"It's a love story, a hermit's story and a refashioning of age-old wolf-based folklore. . . . It's also a small masterpiece. You look up from the thing dazed, slightly changed."
"It's a love story, a hermit's story and a refashioning of age-old wolf-based folklore. . . . It's also a small masterpiece. You look up from the thing dazed, slightly changed."
"[A] gem of a story, set in rough times, in a tough terrain, and tenderly told."
"[A] gem of a story, set in rough times, in a tough terrain, and tenderly told."
"[Johnson] is a steady noticer of the natural world, and the prose follows his eye with frequent exhalations of beauty."
"[Johnson] is a steady noticer of the natural world, and the prose follows his eye with frequent exhalations of beauty."
From the Publisher
Editors Note Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions.||Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century—an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime. ||Suffused with the history and landscapes of the American West—its otherworldly flora and fauna, its rugged loggers and bridge builders—the new novella by the National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life. 
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