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A sport and a pastime

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Published by Modern Library in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France
    • Subjects:
    • Americans -- France -- Fiction,
    • France -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJames Salter.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3569.A4622 S6 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 180 p. ;
      Number of Pages180
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1119194M
      ISBN 100679601562
      LC Control Number94045477
      OCLC/WorldCa31740534


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Author Information James Salter is the author of numerous books, including the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, The Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tin and Burning the Days; the collections Dusk and Other Stories, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Last Night, which won the Rea Award for the Short Story and the.

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