Gilbert Girion

Sound of a Train

$15.96

Description

Susan is asleep. So begins this first novella by Gilbert Girion. SOUND OF A TRAIN follows Susan Walker, a woman on a reluctant journey toward what she senses is an impending loss, painfully aware of the isolation she sometimes feels in the midst of friends and family. In this haunting and often humorous story about the unspoken bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, even animals and humans, Susan begins to comprehend the invisible yet powerful ways in which we connect and watch over each other.

 

Gilbert Girion is primarily a playwright, though he has also written for film and has had short fiction published. His plays include Bridge Over LandFaith’s BodyFloating With JaneBroken EnglishBad CountryWord Crimes, (Drama-Logue Award) The Last WordFizzleMurder In Santa Cruz and Songs And Dances From Imaginary Lands(co-written). His plays JuiceGlue, and Palm 90 (co-written) were produced at Bay Area Playwrights Festival, where he served as Playwright-In-Residence. He has been commissioned to write plays by Overtones Theatre, New Writers, Playwright’s Horizons and New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF). Nominated by NYSF, he was the recipient of a Drama League Grant. He was also given a grant from Anna Sosenko Assist Trust. He wrote American Blue Note, a film directed by Ralph Toporoff and Let Go, a short film shown at Hampton’s Film Festival. He worked with Joseph Chaikin and Bill Hart at Atlantic Center For The Arts where they developed Bodies, a piece about disability. His short stories have been published in WordNoir MechanicsUrban Desires and Saturday Review. Currently, he teaches screenwriting at the School Of Visual Arts in New York City. He is the author of SOUND OF A TRAIN (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2013).

Additional information

Weight 2.4 oz
Dimensions 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 in
Format

Paperback

Author

Gilbert Girion

ISBN

978-1-929355-96-9

Amazon

http://a.co/ieRtglE

Original Language

English

Publish Date

9/15/2013

Page/Word Count

107 pages

Praise

a beacon for that which so humbly connects us; our humanity, a work that lingers in the spirit, all handled with the deft touch of the most seasoned of artists. SOUND OF A TRAIN is in this kind of tradition, and there are no easy answers; rather, clarities, contradictions, enigmas, filmmaker, filmmaker Gilbert Girion is a gifted writer, Gilbert Girion astonishes readers by revealing the depths of his characters within the mystery and spontaneity of life. Nothing feels plotted or planned, harmonies, his characters struggle to live, in all its richness, like a good friend you can always count on. –David Turnley, nothing is tied up or explained away, one of our great playwrights, Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer

Imprint

PBS

3 reviews for Sound of a Train

  1. Ramin Bahrani, filmmaker

    Gilbert Girion astonishes readers by revealing the depths of his characters within the mystery and spontaneity of life. Nothing feels plotted or planned, nothing is tied up or explained away, and there are no easy answers; rather, his characters struggle to live, fight and love one another in pages that feel effortless and honest. You are left with questions about your soul and the country. This is writing in the greatest American tradition that harkens back to Sam Shepard and Raymond Carver. Seek Girion out immediately.

  2. David Turnley, Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer, filmmaker

    Gilbert Girion is a gifted writer, one of our great playwrights, as gentle in his soul as he is nuanced in his keen observation of our humanness. His driving motivation is to celebrate the powerful experience of what it is to be alive. He is a treasured force amongst us, a beacon for that which so humbly connects us; our humanity, in all its richness, harmonies, contradictions, enigmas, clarities, all handled with the deft touch of the most seasoned of artists. SOUND OF A TRAIN is in this kind of tradition, a work that lingers in the spirit, like a good friend you can always count on.

  3. James C. Strouse, filmmaker

    Gilbert Girion is funny. And his writing is too. Read him now and enjoy the subtle wit and playful absurdity of his prose. This man knows how to find the light in all our dark comers.

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