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Train Dreams

by Denis Johnson

Literary Fiction

Train Dreams Synopsis

Robert Grainier is a day labourer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century - an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainier 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 - Train Dreams captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life.

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ISBN: 9781847086624
Publication date: 04/07/2013
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847086624
Publication date: 4th July 2013
Author: Denis Johnson
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Collections: 60+ Novels to Bring You Back to Nature,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson is the author of eight novels, one novella, one book of short stories, three collections of poetry, two collections of plays and one book of reportage. His novel Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award. His latest novel, The Laughing Monsters, is published by Harvill Secker in 2015.

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