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  • By jennifer galyon
    May 21, 2013
    Although this is not a coming of age story for 12 year old Bobby, he tells the story in his own words as he learns of the power of society in a small town when Jason, a single retired professor, moves into a huge house at the edge of town. One day Jason strikes up a conversation with Bobby. They discover a shared love of trains. Before long, Bobby is spending less time with his friends and more time with Jason. Their friendship blossoms as Bobby teaches Jason how to fish and Jason starts collecting trains. As Bobby grows closer to Jason, unease is spreading through town. Soon people are questioning Jason's motives, history and plans for the house. Before long, rumors are whispered and Bobby's father, the town's attorney, starts to question Bobby about Jason. Bobby is told stay away from Jason. While Bobby is away with his family on vacation, the simmering trouble starts to boil. When the family returns, Bobby learns many truths about the darker side of power in a civilized society... More > that is feeding off of its own fears of an outsider. I have read The Train Man five times. I will read it many, many more times. I am an avid reader and my taste is more nonfiction than fiction but work has spoken more to me than anything else I have ever read.< Less
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rayford norman
April 17, 2013
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.77 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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