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Stranger On a Train

(2002)
Daydreaming And Smoking Around America
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In spite of the fact that her idea of travel is to stay home with the phone off the hook, Jenny Diski takes a trip around the perimeter of the USA by train. Somewhat reluctantly she meets all kinds of characters, all bursting with stories to tell and finds herself brooding about the marvellously familiar landscape of America, half-known already through film and television. Like the pulse of the train over the rails, the theme of the dying pleasures of smoking thrums through the book, along with reflections on the condition of solitude and the nature of friendship and memories triggered by her past times in psychiatric hospitals. Cutting between her troubled teenaged years and contemporary America, the journey becomes a study of strangers, strangeness and estrangement - from oneself, as well as from the world.

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Hardback Editions

August 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stranger On A Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America
Author(s): Jenny Diski
ISBN: 1-86049-891-4 / 978-1-86049-891-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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October 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America with Interruptions
Author(s): Jenny Diski
ISBN: 0-312-28352-0 / 978-0-312-28352-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stranger On A Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America
Author(s): Jenny Diski
ISBN: 1-86049-995-3 / 978-1-86049-995-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America with Interruptions
Author(s): Jenny Diski
ISBN: 0-312-42262-8 / 978-0-312-42262-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America with Interruptions
Author(s): Jenny Diski
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon