The dancer

  • 484 Pages
  • 4.95 MB
  • 2716 Downloads
  • English
by
Stein and Day , New York
StatementLeland Cooley.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.C774 Dan, PS3553.O564 Dan
The Physical Object
Pagination484 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4565789M
ISBN 100812823192
LC Control Number77081040
OCLC/WorldCa3360893

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The novel is Coates ’ first foray into fiction, whose bibliography also includes the acclaimed memoir Between the World and Me.

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