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Train Dreams (Hardcover)

Author:  Denis Johnson
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0374281149
ISBN-13: 9780374281144
Sku: 220346186
Publish Date: 8/30/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  116
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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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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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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.

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"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." - Anthony Doerr 09/18/2011

"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." - Anthony Doerr 09/16/2011

"[A] gem of a story, set in rough times, in a tough terrain, and tenderly told." - Bob Minzesheimer 09/11/2011

"[A] gem of a story, set in rough times, in a tough terrain, and tenderly told." - Bob Minzesheimer 09/11/2011

"[Johnson] is a steady noticer of the natural world, and the prose follows his eye with frequent exhalations of beauty." - James Wood 09/05/2011

"[Johnson] is a steady noticer of the natural world, and the prose follows his eye with frequent exhalations of beauty." - James Wood 09/05/2011

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0116
Product attributePublisher:   Farrar Straus Giroux
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