The night swimmer

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Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Maine .

Written in English

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Statementby Matt Bondurant
SeriesThorndike Press large print basic
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3602.O657 N54 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationpages ; cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25151564M
ISBN 101410447316
ISBN 109781410447319
LC Control Number2011052484

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