Sheer fiction by Paul West

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Published by McPherson in New Paltz, N.Y .

Written in English

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  • Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

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StatementPaul West.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN3503 .W44 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination221 p. ;
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2738502M
ISBN 100914232827
LC Control Number86033252

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