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Meritocracy a love story, a novel by Jeffrey Lewis

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Published by Other Press in New York .
Written in English



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Statementby Jeffrey Lewis.
LC ClassificationsPS3612.E965 M47 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination163 p. ;
Number of Pages163
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3289503M
ISBN 101590511425
LC Control Number2004002986

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