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Desperate characters

a novella in verse & other poems

by Nicholas Christopher

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementNicholas Christopher
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3553.H754 D47 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 99 p. ;
Number of Pages99
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2407191M
ISBN 100670823996
LC Control Number87040567

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