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The upright piano player

by David Abbott

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Published by Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDavid Abbott
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6101.B35 U67 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24384699M
ISBN 109780385534420
LC Control Number2010038869
OCLC/WorldCa664840045

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