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Naked came the manatee

Naked came the manatee

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Published by Ballantine .
Written in English


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Statementa novel by Carl Hiaasen et al..
ContributionsHiaasen, Carl., Barry, Dave., Leonard, Elmore., Buchanan, James W.Hall., Hall, James W., Standiford, Les., Levine, Paul., Antoni, Brian., Due, Tananarive., Dufresne, John., Hendricks, Vicki., Hospital, Carolina., Mayerson, Evelyn.
The Physical Object
Pagination201p.
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22456354M
ISBN 100449001245


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