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Chinaman"s chance a novel by Ross Thomas

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Published by H. Hamilton in London .
Written in English


  • Fiction in English.

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Edition Notes

Also published: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1978.

Statementby Ross Thomas.
The Physical Object
Pagination383p. ;
Number of Pages383
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14971787M
ISBN 100241898536

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