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

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

Label
The ditch
Title
The ditch
Statement of responsibility
Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Creator
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. This is a wildly clever and guttingly familiar story of a man whose sadistic skill for undermining himself and his marriage comes to cost him nearly everything
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koch, Herman
Dewey number
813.6
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
  • Families
  • Spouses
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Adultery
  • Mayors
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Dutch fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The ditch, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22890395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781925773361
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019023136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The ditch, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22890395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781925773361
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019023136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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