Train dreams: A Novella
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of The Economist 's 2011 Books of the Year One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011
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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|Grouping Title||train dreams|
|Grouping Author||johnson denis|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-18 04:25:47AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-18 04:29:18AM|
|author||Johnson, Denis, 1949-|
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Richland Park - Adult Fiction
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
Green Hills Kids
|subject_facet||Railroad construction workers -- United States -- Fiction|
Train Dreams A Novella
Train dreams / Denis Johnson
Railroad construction workers