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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Orleans (La.)
    • Subjects:
    • Mothers and sons -- Fiction.,
    • Young men -- Fiction.,
    • New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy.
      SeriesAn Evergreen book
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3570.O54 C66 1987
      The Physical Object
      Pagination405 p. ;
      Number of Pages405
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2372414M
      ISBN 100802130186, 0802130208
      LC Control Number87000408


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