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A Sunday at the pool in Kigali

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementGil Courtemanche ; translated by Patricia Claxton.
ContributionsClaxton, Patricia.
LC ClassificationsPQ3919.2.C627 D5613 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination259 p. ;
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3685317M
ISBN 101400041074
LC Control Number2003047442

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