American skin a novel by Ken Bruen

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Published by Kate"s Mystery Books, Distributed by National Book Network in Boston, Lanham, Md .

Written in English

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Statementby Ken Bruen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6052.R785 A83 2006
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p. ;
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20008823M
ISBN 101932112472
ISBN 109781932112474
LC Control Number2007275807
OCLC/WorldCa71520585

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