The lost glass plates of Wilfred Eng a novel by Thomas Orton

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Published by Counterpoint in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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  • Photography of the nude -- Fiction.,
  • Chinese Americans -- Fiction.,
  • Photographers -- Fiction.,
  • Art dealers -- Fiction.,
  • Adultery -- Fiction.

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StatementThomas Orton.
LC ClassificationsPS3565.R79 L67 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 245 p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL42167M
ISBN 101582430233
LC Control Number99034803

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