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Train Dreams A Novella (Paperback)

Author:  Denis Johnson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1250007658
ISBN-13: 9781250007650
Sku: 225909307
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Pages:  128
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Johnson''s book is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions. It is the story of Robert Grainier, a day laborer in the American West, who struggles to make sense of this strange new world.
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Presents the story of early twentieth-century day laborer Robert Grainer, who endures the harrowing loss of his family while struggling for survival in the American West against a backdrop of radical historical changes.
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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:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0128
Product attributePublisher:   Picador USA
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