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Nickel Mountain a pastoral novel by John Gardner

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Published by Cape in London .
Written in English

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  • Fiction in English.

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Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1973.

Statement(by) John Gardner.
The Physical Object
Pagination(5),313p. ;
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22331440M
ISBN 100224010808

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