Killing the black dog a memoir of depression by Les A. Murray

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes indexes.

Book details

StatementLes Murray
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9619.3.M83 K55 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24412178M
ISBN 109780374181062
LC Control Number2010033509
OCLC/WorldCa650212495

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