Stranger On A Train: Daydreaming And Smoking Around America With Interruptions

Paperback | September 30, 2003

byJenny Diski

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Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails, taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflections and revelation in a unique combination of travelogue and memoir.

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Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails, taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflect...

Jenny Diski's previous nonfiction work includes Skating to Antarctica. Her most recent novel is Only Human. She lives in Cambridge, England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.3 × 5.44 × 0.78 inPublished:September 30, 2003Publisher:Picador USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312422628

ISBN - 13:9780312422622

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"Distinctly Nabokovian. . .Funny, surprising and harrowing, Stranger on a Train delivers the kind of adventure travel we will always need: its discoveries aren't new places but fresh new ways of seeing old ones." -The New York Times Book Review"Stranger on a Train is not only a fun book (how un-British), it is an important book." -Los Angeles Times Book Review"A dream of a writer...[Stranger on a Train] does what the best travel literature does: It takes you somewhere. . . lovely." -The Washington Post"A strange and wonderful journey that reads like a synthesis of Sylvia Plath, Martin Amis and the new journalism of John McPhee." -The Times (London)