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Published by Tor in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • New York (N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Fires -- Casualties -- Fiction.,
  • Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.,
  • Indians of Central America -- Religion -- Fiction.,
  • End of the world -- Fiction.,
  • Sideshows -- Fiction.,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAlexander Irvine.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3609.R85 S28 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination428 p. ;
Number of Pages428
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3956104M
ISBN 100765301164
LC Control Number2001058354
OCLC/WorldCa48656088

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