The ditch / by Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Large Print Book | Thorndike Press Large Print Core | 2019 | Large print edition.

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Edition
Large print edition.
Description
455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Physical Medium
large print.
Note
"Originally published in Dutch in the Netherlands as De Greppel by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2016."--Title page verso.
Language
Translated from the Dutch.
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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Garrett, Sam,
Added Title
Greppel. English
ISBN
9781432864972 (hardcover : alk. paper) (large print)
1432864971 (hardcover : alk. paper) (large print)
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