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Just above my head

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Published by Dial Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African American men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.,
  • Brothers -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    BOOK CLUB EDITION.

    StatementJames Baldwin
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3552.A45 J87 1979b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination500 p. ;
    Number of Pages500
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24211575M
    OCLC/WorldCa5654562


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