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- ISBN: 9781944700362
- ISBN: 1944700366
- Physical Description: 271 pages ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : The Unnamed Press, 
|Summary, etc.:|| A biting satire about the secrets we keep from our neighbors, and about the invisible and unceasing state of war in which most Westerners unconsciously live. -- amazon.com
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