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Hell at the breech

Tom Franklin

Hell at the breech

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Published by William Morrow/HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political violence,
  • Social conflict,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTom Franklin
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3556.R343 H4 2003a
    The Physical Object
    Pagination305 p. ;
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24936511M
    OCLC/WorldCa52780869


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