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Meeks : a novel

Autor Julia Holmes
Vydavatel: Easthampton, MA : Small Beer Press : Distributed to the trade by Consortium, ©2010.
Vydání/formát:   book_printbook : Fiction : EnglishZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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No woman will have Ben without a proper bachelor{u2019}s suit ... and the tailor refuses to make him one. Back from war with a nameless enemy, he{u2019}s just discovered that his mother is dead and that his family home has been reassigned by the state. As if that isn{u2019}t enough, he must now find a wife, or he{u2019}ll be made a civil servant and given a permanent spot in one of the city{u2019}s oppressive  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Political fiction
Dystopias
Fiction
Typ materiálu: Fiction
Typ dokumentu: Book
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Julia Holmes
ISBN: 9781931520652 1931520658
OCLC číslo: 456178966
Popis: 189 pages ; 22 cm
Odpovědnost: by Julia Holmes.

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