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The waiter

Author: Matias Faldbakken; Alice Menzies
Publisher: New York : Gallery/Scout Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Scout Press hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"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,
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matias Faldbakken; Alice Menzies
ISBN: 9781501197529 1501197525 9781501197536 1501197533 1982107855 9781982107857
OCLC Number: 1052784693
Language Note: Translated from Norwegian.
Notes: "Originally published in Norway in 2017 by Oktober as The Hills. Published by agreement with Salomonsson Agency. Translated by Alice Menzies"--Title page verso.
Description: 247 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Hills.
Responsibility: Matias Faldbakken.

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"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"--

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. 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. -- adapted from jacket

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