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Train Dreams: A Novella

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Publisher Comments:

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011
One of The Economists 2011 Books of the Year
One of NPRs 10 Best Novels of 2011

Denis Johnsons 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.

 

Review:

"Will Patton — who narrated Johnson's Tree of Smoke — helms this audio version of the author's far more compact novella about the life of day laborer Robert Granier, who — having lost his family — works his way across the country laying rail lines that will eventually connect the country. Patton narrates in a husky whisper, sounding like a longtime denizen of Johnson's semimythical American West. It is hard to place Patton's accent precisely, and this vagueness infuses his reading with an earthy, classic American sound that matches the author's prose. Highly stylized, Patton's narration might be too much to handle in a longer audiobook. But in this brisk performance, he never overstays his welcome, and the result is well worth a listen. A Farrar, Straus and Giroux hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Denis Johnsons Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions.

About the Author

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. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427213778
Author:
Johnson, Denis
Publisher:
MacMillan Audio
Author:
Patton, Will
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 CDs, 4 hours
Dimensions:
4.95 x 5.72 x 0.49 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Will Patton — who narrated Johnson's Tree of Smoke — helms this audio version of the author's far more compact novella about the life of day laborer Robert Granier, who — having lost his family — works his way across the country laying rail lines that will eventually connect the country. Patton narrates in a husky whisper, sounding like a longtime denizen of Johnson's semimythical American West. It is hard to place Patton's accent precisely, and this vagueness infuses his reading with an earthy, classic American sound that matches the author's prose. Highly stylized, Patton's narration might be too much to handle in a longer audiobook. But in this brisk performance, he never overstays his welcome, and the result is well worth a listen. A Farrar, Straus and Giroux hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Denis Johnsons Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions.
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