Train Can't Bring Me Home

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About the author:
Train Can't Bring me Home was originally published as part of Andy Conway's challenge to publish 11 titles before 11 November 2011. He has continued to publish fiction under a variety of pen names since then. His first feature film, Bad Blood, a campus revenge thriller, will hit the international film festival circuit in 2012. He teaches screenwriting at Worcester University and Birmingham City University, and runs the Shooting People Screen-writers Network bulletin, which goes out to 11,000 writers every weekday.


Train Can't Bring Me Home

Authored by Andy Conway

"Very impressive, clever, brilliant even..." Liz Calder

1993. The former eastern bloc is open for business and a war is raging just over the border, but in a Hungarian campus town, a group of students and exiles escape into love and literature.

Dylan, a washed up American lecturer with a Tom Waits fixation, has an affair with Erzsi, his vivacious teenage Hungarian student, and a mixed group of students and teachers spend a crazy spring falling in love with their town and each other, their affair transforming everyone around them and turning the entire town into a magical place.

A postmodern campus novel that explores the limits of love, literature and language, Train Can't Bring Me Home is a dizzying, intellectual, comic, erotic clash of discourses that mimics a host of literary styles, from bad travel writing to music journalism to a relationship break-up written as a student essay, with an array of pastiches of literary greats like Joyce, Amis, BS Johnson, Calvino, Kundera, Bukowski, Burroughs, Beckett, Stoker, Nabokov, Marquez and more.

"I just finished your book on the train and quietly cried my eyes out..."

"Emotionally gripping... a beautiful story. If you have ever lived away from your home and felt as if you were living someone else's life, this is worth reading."

Publication Date:
1470197316 / 9781470197315
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.06" x 7.81"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Literary

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