Still Lives by Natsuki Ikezawa

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Published by Kodansha International (JPN) .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Translations into English,
  • Japanese (Language) Contemporary Fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Short stories, Japanese,
  • Modern fiction,
  • Short stories,
  • Short Stories (single author)

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsDennis Keene (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9037283M
ISBN 104770021852
ISBN 109784770021854

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