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Cruel futures by Carmen GimГ©nez Smith

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Published .
Written in English

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  • American poetry

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Edition Notes

StatementCarmen Giménez Smith
SeriesCity Lights Spotlight series -- no. 17, City Lights spotlight -- no. 17.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3607.I45215 A6 2018
The Physical Object
Pagination71 pages
Number of Pages71
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26954510M
ISBN 100872867587
ISBN 109780872867581
LC Control Number2017055971
OCLC/WorldCa1013992667

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