Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking around America with Interruptionsby Jenny Diski
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
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Jenny Diski clearly had a great trip and this book proves how even a 'non-traveler' can fall beneath the spell of long-distance trains.