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Lifted by the great nothing

Karim Dimechkie

Lifted by the great nothing

a novel

by Karim Dimechkie

  • 277 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Family secrets,
  • Lebanese Americans,
  • Fiction,
  • Fathers and sons,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKarim Dimechkie
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3604.I4647 L64 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination293 pages
    Number of Pages293
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27183150M
    ISBN 101632860589
    ISBN 109781632860583
    LC Control Number2014033821
    OCLC/WorldCa889164582

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