Train Dreams

A Novella

Denis Johnson, read by Will Patton

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One of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year
 
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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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Denis Johnson's novella Train Dreams. Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions. It is the story of Robert Grainier, 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.

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“Good morning and please listen to me: Denis Johnson is a true American artist, and Tree of Smoke is a tremendous book . . . It ought to secure Johnson's status as a revelator for this still new century.” —Jim Lewis, The New York Times


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Denis Johnson, read by Will Patton

Denis Johnson is the author of six novels, three collections of poetry, and one book of reportage. His novel Tree of Smoke was the 2007 winner of the National Book Award.

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Train Dreams
A Novella
Denis Johnson, read by Will Patton

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Pulitzer Prize - Finalist

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
August 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427213785
ISBN10: 142721378X
Audio Run Time: 4:00
$8.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
August 2011
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427213778
ISBN10: 1427213771
Audio Run Time: 2:30
$17.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374281144
ISBN10: 0374281149
5 x 7 1/2 inches, 128 pages
$18.00

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
May 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250007650
ISBN10: 1250007658
4 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches, 128 pages
$12.00

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429995207
ISBN10: 1429995203
96 pages
$8.56
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