His Stupid Heart
Valdes, Marcela, The Virginia Quarterly Review
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Publication information: Article title: His Stupid Heart. Contributors: Valdes, Marcela - Author. Journal title: The Virginia Quarterly Review. Volume: 84. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2008. Page number: 169+. © University of Virginia Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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