The book of my lives by Aleksandar Hemon

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Homes and haunts,
  • American Authors,
  • Biography

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Book details

StatementAleksandar Hemon
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3608.E48 B66 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 214 p.
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27143866M
ISBN 100374115737
ISBN 109780374115739
LC Control Number2012034564
OCLC/WorldCa795174920

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