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An Ocean in Iowa

Peter Hedges

An Ocean in Iowa

a novel

by Peter Hedges

  • 24 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by W. Morrow in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Iowa
    • Subjects:
    • Fathers and sons -- Fiction,
    • Boys -- Fiction,
    • Iowa -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPeter Hedges.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3558.E3165 O28 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1011481M
      ISBN 100688142648
      LC Control Number96052075
      OCLC/WorldCa36066080

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