The effect of living backwards by Heidi Julavits

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Published by Berkley Books in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Women travelers,
  • Identity (Psychology),
  • Sisters,
  • Sibling rivalry,
  • Hijacking of aircraft,
  • Air travel,
  • Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementHeidi Julavits
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3560.U522 S53 2003bx
The Physical Object
Pagination350 p. ;
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24975181M
ISBN 100425198170
ISBN 109780425198179
OCLC/WorldCa56610818

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