Marc Lambert, Books of the Year, Scotland on Sunday
The God I want to believe in has a voice and a sense of humour like Denis Johnson's
Denis Johnson is inspired, in the truest sense of that once-potent, even dangerous word.
From the Same Author
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.
Denis Johnson on Granta.com
Fiction | The Online Edition
In the summer of 1917 Robert Grainier took part in an attempt on the life of a Chinese laborer caught, or anyway accused of, stealing from the company stores of the Spokane International Railway in the Idaho Panhandle.