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A boy"s own story

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Published by New American Library in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gay men -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdmund White.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3573.H4295 B6 1983
    The Physical Object
    Pagination217 p.
    Number of Pages217
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19229451M
    ISBN 100452263522


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