Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
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Train Dreams Summary
Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth centuryan 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.
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"Starred Review. This svelte stand-alone has the virtue of being a gem in itself, and, for the uninitiated, a perfect introduction to Johnson." - Publishers Weekly
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Denis Johnson Author Biography
Poet, playwright and author Denis Johnson was born in Munich, West
Germany in 1949 and was raised in Tokyo, Manila and Washington. He holds a
masters' degree from the University of Iowa and has received many awards
including a Lannan Fellowship in Fiction in (1993), a Whiting Writer's Award
(1986) and the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction from the Paris Review for Train
Dreams. He is best known for his collection of short stories, Jesus' Son.
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