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The Resource The ditch : : a novel, by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett, (large type /)

The ditch : : a novel, by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett, (large type /)

Label
The ditch : : a novel
Title
The ditch :
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
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
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DLC
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1953-
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Koch, Herman
Dewey number
839.313/64
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garrett, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spouses
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Adultery
  • Mayors
  • Paranoia
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Target audience
adult
Label
The ditch : : a novel, by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett, (large type /)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Dutch in the Netherlands as De Greppel by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2016."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
455 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432864972
Lccn
2019018439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1099545511
  • (OCoLC)1099545511
Label
The ditch : : a novel, by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett, (large type /)
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Dutch in the Netherlands as De Greppel by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2016."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
455 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432864972
Lccn
2019018439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1099545511
  • (OCoLC)1099545511

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