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The thing about December

Donal Ryan

The thing about December

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Published by Steerforth Press in Hanover, NH .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fathers and sons,
  • Fiction,
  • Bereavement,
  • Land tenure

  • About the Edition

    When Johnsey Cunliffe inherits the family farm after his parents" deaths, village bullies and scheming land-grabbers haunt him at every turn.

    Edition Notes

    Originally published: Ireland : The Lilliput Press, 2013.

    StatementDonal Ryan
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6118.Y354 T48 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination207 p.
    Number of Pages207
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27163155M
    ISBN 101586422286
    ISBN 109781586422288
    OCLC/WorldCa864700699

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