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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English


  • Older deaf people -- Fiction,
  • Aging -- Fiction,
  • Marital conflict -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementDavid Lodge.
LC ClassificationsPR6062.O36 D43 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16414725M
ISBN 109780670019922
LC Control Number2008001772

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