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Dissident gardens a novel by Jonathan Lethem

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • FICTION / Urban Life,
  • Families,
  • Fiction,
  • Radicals,
  • Political science,
  • FICTION / Sagas,
  • City and town life,
  • FICTION / Literary

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJonathan Lethem
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3562.E8544 D67 2013
The Physical Object
Pagination366 pages ;
Number of Pages366
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25618868M
ISBN 100385534930
ISBN 109780385534932
LC Control Number2013021139
OCLC/WorldCa825046472

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