Workin" man by Warren New

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Published by Blowout Productions in Denver City, Tex .

Written in English

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  • Texas, West


  • Petroleum workers -- Fiction.,
  • Young men -- Fiction.,
  • Texas, West -- Fiction.

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Statementby Warren New.
LC ClassificationsPS3564.E8557 W67 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 266 p. :
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL95661M
ISBN 100966739108
LC Control Number99207659

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