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Published by Watermark Press in Wichita, Kan .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Las Vegas (Nev.)

Subjects:

  • Prostitutes -- Fiction.,
  • Alcoholics -- Fiction.,
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn O"Brien.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3565.B6695 L44 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination189 p. ;
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1864912M
ISBN 100922820120
LC Control Number90022880

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