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Dissident gardens

a novel

by Jonathan Lethem

  • 62 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • FICTION / Urban Life,
  • Families,
  • Fiction,
  • Radicals,
  • Political science,
  • FICTION / Sagas,
  • City and town life,
  • FICTION / Literary

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJonathan Lethem
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3562.E8544 D67 2013
    The Physical Object
    Pagination366 pages ;
    Number of Pages366
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25618868M
    ISBN 100385534930
    ISBN 109780385534932
    LC Control Number2013021139
    OCLC/WorldCa825046472


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