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How I became a famous novelist

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Published by Black Cat, Distributed by Publishers Group West in New York, [Berkeley, Calf.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementSteve Hely
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3608.E468 H69 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination322 p. ;
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24581304M
ISBN 109780802170606
LC Control Number2010292372
OCLC/WorldCa290433416


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