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Train dreams: a novella

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An epic in novella form, from the bestselling author of Tree of Smoke

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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9780374281144
9781429995207
142721378
9781427216748
9781427213785
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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...

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subject_facet Historical fiction, Railroad construction workers -- United States -- Fiction, West (U.S.) -- 20th century -- Fiction
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