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Stranger on a Train - a book by Diski, Jenny

Stranger on a Train

Daydreaming and Smoking Around America with Interruptions

Stranger on a Train( )
Author: Diski, Jenny
ISBN:978-1-4668-5308-9
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Ebook
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The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation's smoking sections

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 she did in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflection and...
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Diski, Jenny (Author)
Jenny Diski was born Jenny Simmonds on July 8, 1947. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as an English teacher. Her first novel, Nothing Natural, was published in 1986. During her lifetime, she wrote eleven novels, two collections of short stories, memoirs, travelogues, and essays. Her non-fiction works included Skating to Antarctica, Stranger on a Train, and The Sixties. She also wrote columns in the London Review of Books. All of the columns she wrote about her diagnosis with inoperable cancer were collected in In Gratitude. She died of cancer on April 28, 2016 at the age of 68.

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