The Resource The waiter, Matias Faldbakken

The waiter, Matias Faldbakken

Label
The waiter
Title
The waiter
Statement of responsibility
Matias Faldbakken
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"In the tradition of modern classics The Dinner and A Gentleman in Moscow comes The Waiter, in which the finely tuned balance of a grand European restaurant (that has seen better days) is irrevocably upset by an unexpected guest. In a centuries-old European restaurant called The Hills, a middle-aged waiter takes pride in the unchangeable aspects of his job: the well-worn uniform, the ragged but solid tablecloths, and the regular diners. Some are there daily, like Graham "Le Gris"--also known as The Pig--and his dignified group of aesthetes; the slightly more free-spirited drinking company around Tom Sellers; and the closest one can get to personal friends of the waiter, Edgar and his young daughter, Anna. In this universe unto itself, there is scarcely any contact between the tables...until a beautiful and well-groomed young woman walks through the door and upsets the delicate balance of the restaurant and all it has come to represent. Like living in a snow globe, The Waiter is a captivating study in miniature. Everything is just so, and that's exactly how the waiter needs it to be. One can understand why he becomes anxious when things begin to change. In fact, given the circumstances, anxiety just might be the most sensible response... With the sophistication of The Remains of the Day and the eccentricity of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Waiter marks the North American debut of an exciting new voice in literary fiction"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faldbakken, Matias
Dewey number
839.823/8
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Norwegian
LC call number
PT8952.16.A55
LC item number
H5513 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Menzies, Alice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / General
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
Label
The waiter, Matias Faldbakken
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Norway in 2017 by Oktober as The Hills. Published by agreement with Salomonsson Agency. Translated by Alice Menzies" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781501197536
Lccn
2018032716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1052784693
  • 879929
  • (OCoLC)on1052784693
  • 879929
Label
The waiter, Matias Faldbakken
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Norway in 2017 by Oktober as The Hills. Published by agreement with Salomonsson Agency. Translated by Alice Menzies" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781501197536
Lccn
2018032716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1052784693
  • 879929
  • (OCoLC)on1052784693
  • 879929

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