Johnson, Denis, 1949-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century?an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime.