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Published by Houghton-Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Americans -- India -- Fiction,
  • India -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPaul Theroux.
GenreFiction
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3570.H4 E44 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination274 p. ;
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23165885M
ISBN 109780547086026
LC Control Number2009290197

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