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By Elliot Perlman

The long-unavailable debut novel through the bestselling writer of Seven sorts of Ambiguity.

From celebrated writer Elliot Perlman, Three Dollars is the deft, passionate portrait of a guy coming to phrases together with his position in an more and more opposed and company international, whereas suffering to preserve his humanity, his center, and his humorousness.

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