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The ark Sakura

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Translation of: Hakobune Sakura Maru.

StatementKobo Abe ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter.
SeriesVintage international
ContributionsCarpenter, Juliet Winters.
LC ClassificationsPL845.B4 H2713 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination333 p. ;
Number of Pages333
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2060905M
ISBN 100679721614
LC Control Number88040377

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