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Frolic of His Own

By William Gaddis
  • ISBN Code: : 1439125473
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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A dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter’s Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system.

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