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The Resource The ditch, by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

The ditch, by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Label
The ditch
Title
The ditch
Statement of responsibility
by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"When Robert Walter, popular mayor of Amsterdam, sees his wife toss her head back with laughter while chatting to one of his aldermen at a New Year's reception, he immediately suspects the worst. Despite their long and happy marriage, Robert is convinced that Sylvia is cheating on him--with the respectable alderman who is dedicated to the environment, no less. The man who wants to spoil the capital's skyline with wind turbines. The New Year's reception marks the end of the "happy family" era that the mayor has enjoyed for so long. His wife and their daughter, Diana, however, are not aware of his suspicions and carry on as usual. Robert starts spending a lot of time and energy "behaving normally." Naturally, his normal behavior is far more suspicious. Normally Robert's not really present when he's at home--he's preoccupied with his phone, the newspapers, and his own thoughts. But now Robert is so sure he'll miss the clues if he doesn't pay attention that he starts to be almost alarmingly attentive and interested--ultimately losing himself in increasingly panicked and paranoid trains of thought."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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1953-
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Koch, Herman
Dewey number
839.313/64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT5881.21.O25
LC item number
G7413 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garrett, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spouses
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Adultery
  • Mayors
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Psychological fiction
  • Political fiction
  • Domestic fiction
Label
The ditch, by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1053609545
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780525572381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1053609545
Label
The ditch, by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1053609545
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780525572381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1053609545

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