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Portrait of an addict as a young man

Bill Clegg

Portrait of an addict as a young man

a memoir

by Bill Clegg

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Published by Little, Brown and Co. in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementBill Clegg
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV5805.C595 A3 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 222 p. cm.
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24418743M
ISBN 109780316054676
LC Control Number2009024014
OCLC/WorldCa406945589

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