Blinding light by Paul Theroux

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Blind authors,
  • Writer"s block,
  • Americans,
  • Authors,
  • Authorship,
  • Hallucinogenic drugs,
  • Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementPaul Theroux
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3570.H4 B55 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination438 p. ;
Number of Pages438
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24740040M
ISBN 100618418865
LC Control Number2004060932

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