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The Waiter
 

The Waiter (Audio CD / Audio)

By Faldbakken, Matias
Read by Roy, Jacques

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 H... read full description below.

ISBN 9781508260165
Barcode 9781508260165
Published 9 October 2018 by Simon & Schuster Audio
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ISBN-13 9781508260165
ISBN-10 1508260168
Stock Out of stock
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Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Imprint Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date 9 October 2018
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Faldbakken, Matias
Read by Roy, Jacques
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
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Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
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Description of this Book

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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Author's Bio

Matias Faldbakken is a world-renowned contemporary artist and writer who shows with the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and has been hailed as one of the freshest new voices to emerge in Norwegian literature during the past decade. The Waiter is his first novel in several years and the very first he has written under his own name.

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