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Dreaming of Babylon

Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942
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AuthorRichard Brautigan
Cover artistCraig Nelson
CountryUnited States
PublisherDelacorte Press/ Seymour Lawrence
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN0-440-02146-4 (hardback edition)
LC ClassPZ4.B826 Dr PS3503.R2736
Preceded bySombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel 
Followed bySo the Wind Won't Blow It All Away 

Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 is Richard Brautigan's eighth novel and was published in 1977. It is a black comedy set in San Francisco in 1942. The central character, C. Card, is no Sam Spade, but actually does do detective work of a sort, when he's not off dreaming of Babylon.

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