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

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

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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."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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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
LC call number
PT5881.21.O25
LC item number
G7413 2019eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Garrett, Sam
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  • Spouses
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Adultery
  • Mayors
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Label
The ditch : a novel, by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
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Note
  • "Originally published in Dutch in the Netherlands as De Greppel by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2016."--Title page verso
  • "This translation originally published in the UK by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, London."--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525572398
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
35D8553E-C494-4C86-8B48-26FBD71FE592
System control number
  • on1104345480
  • (OCoLC)1104345480
Label
The ditch : a novel, by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in Dutch in the Netherlands as De Greppel by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2016."--Title page verso
  • "This translation originally published in the UK by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, London."--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525572398
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
35D8553E-C494-4C86-8B48-26FBD71FE592
System control number
  • on1104345480
  • (OCoLC)1104345480

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