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Published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • New Orleans (La.)

Subjects:

  • African American men -- Fiction.,
  • African Americans -- Fiction.,
  • New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Gregory Brown.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3552.R687 W74 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination257 p. ;
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL801723M
ISBN 100395729882
LC Control Number95038114

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