The same river twice a memoir by Chris Offutt

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .

Written in English

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  • Offutt, Chris, 1958-,
  • United States -- Biography.

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StatementChris Offutt.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCT275.O35 A3 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination188 p. ;
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1726951M
ISBN 100671787349
LC Control Number92031083

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