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Published by Victoria University Press in Wellington [N.Z.] .
Written in English



  • New Zealand


  • Short stories, New Zealand.,
  • New Zealand fiction -- 20th century.,
  • New Zealand -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes

Statementchosen by Emily Perkins.
ContributionsPerkins, Emily, 1970-
LC ClassificationsPR9637.32 .P55 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination205 p. ;
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6823303M
ISBN 100864733682
LC Control Number00304417

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