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The life and adventures of Lyle Clemens a novel by John Rechy

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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Los Angeles (Calif.),
  • Las Vegas (Nev.),
  • Texas

Subjects:

  • Motion picture industry -- Fiction,
  • Fundamentalism -- Fiction,
  • Young men -- Fiction,
  • Gambling -- Fiction,
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction,
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Fiction,
  • Texas -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby John Rechy.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3568.E28 L54 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination324 p. :
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3686050M
ISBN 100802117465
LC Control Number2003049070

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