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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (2 Jan. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099422433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099422433
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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