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The floating world : a novel

Author: C Morgan Babst
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"When a fragile young woman refuses to leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, her parents are forced to go without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and their daughter catatonic, the victim or perpetrator of some unknown violent act"--
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Morgan Babst
ISBN: 9781616205287 1616205288
OCLC Number: 988749582
Description: 370 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: C. Morgan Babst.
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