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 of life.
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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.
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Book Description U.S.A.: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition... 1ST PRINTING, 10172 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # BU-253-R
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Book Description Gordonsville, VA, U.S.A.: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Personallly signed by Denis Johnson directly on the title page. Not signed to anyone. A copy of the book signing event announcement will be included with the signed book . First Edition, First Printing with full number line: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. Hardcover. Book is brand new and unread, opened only for signing. No marks, no inscriptions. Not a book club edition. Not an ex-library. Dust jacket is new, NOT price-clipped, in a removable protective clear cover. This is a beautiful autographed first edition for collectors. Makes a great gift. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000832
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition.... New York, FSG . First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New, in dust jacket. A pristine unread copy. Very fine/very fine in all repsects. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. Smoke free shop. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated by him in the month of publication, on September 27, 2011. Purchased new and opened only for author signature. Johnson rarely signs book these days. Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2012. No award was given in 2012 for fiction, although the committee named three books as finalists: "Train Dreams" by Denis Johnson, "Swamplandia!" by Karen Russell and "The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace. In deciding the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, a committee of readers, which changes annually, recommends a small slate of titles to a panel of judges, who choose the winner. This year, the three finalists were "fully considered" but a majority vote could not be reached by the panel of judges. 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # jean0106-45