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Overnight to Many Distant Cities (Contemporary American Fiction) Paperback – February 5, 1985


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Donald Barthelme (1931-1989) published twelve books, including two novels and a prize-winning children's book. He was a regular contributor to the New Yorker and taught creative writing at the University of Houston. In his career, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Book Award, and a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, among others.

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  • Series: Contemporary American Fiction
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (February 5, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140075801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140075809
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,324,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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