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Kings of infinite space

James Hynes

Kings of infinite space

a novel

by James Hynes

  • 385 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Government contractors -- Fiction.,
  • Temporary employees -- Fiction.,
  • Technical writing -- Fiction.,
  • Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.,
  • Divorced men -- Fiction.,
  • Texas -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames Hynes.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3558.Y55 K56 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination341 p. ;
    Number of Pages341
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22373836M
    ISBN 10031245645X
    LC Control Number2003

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