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Blacker than a thousand midnights

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Published by Anchor Books in New York .
Written in English



  • California


  • African American fire fighters -- Fiction.,
  • African American men -- Fiction.,
  • California -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementSusan Straight.
LC ClassificationsPS3569.T6795 B57 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination388 p. ;
Number of Pages388
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1099170M
ISBN 100385474342
LC Control Number94023924

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