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Published by Ecco Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Morocco


  • Americans -- Morocco -- Fiction.,
  • Morocco -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPaul Bowles.
SeriesNeglected books of the twentieth century
LC ClassificationsPZ3.B6826 Sh 1978, PS3552.O874 Sh 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination318 p. ;
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4552723M
ISBN 100912946431
LC Control Number77022233

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