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Published by Owen in London .
Written in English

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Places:

  • Japan

Subjects:

  • Japan -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

Translation of Obakasan.

Statement[by] Shusaku Endo; a novel, translated from the Japanese by Francis Mathy.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.E563 Wo, PL849.N4 Wo
The Physical Object
Pagination237 p.
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5090825M
ISBN 100720604923
LC Control Number74162335

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