Midnight at the Dragon Café by Judy Fong Bates

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Published by Emblem Editions in Toronto .

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StatementJudy Fong Bates.
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Pagination317 p. :
Number of Pages317
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Open LibraryOL19186792M
ISBN 100771010974

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