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A perfect waiter

Author: Alain Claude Sulzer; John Brownjohn
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Set in 1966 Switzerland, self-possessed, middle-aged Erneste is the rock of the Restaurant am Berg, working the lavish Blue Room without missing a shift in 16 years. A letter posted from New York threatens to shatter the orderly cocoon he's built around himself. Claiming to be in a bad way from every angle, Jakob Meier, Erneste's one great love of 30 years ago, pleads with Erneste to track down Julius Klinger, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Love stories
Belletristische Darstellung
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Claude Sulzer; John Brownjohn
ISBN: 9780747590231 0747590230 9781596914117 1596914114
OCLC Number: 166367246
Description: 211 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Perfekter Kellner.
Responsibility: Alain Claude Sulzer ; translated from the German by John Brownjohn.


Erneste works in the restaurant of a grand hotel in Giessbach in Switzerland. He is the 'perfect waiter', a model of order in every way. But inwardly this polite and dignified man is in the grip of a  Read more...
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'Alain Claude Sulzer writes with utterly classical, old-fashioned aplomb' Die Zeit 'Fascinating. It's as if an opulent Magic Mountain, a memory in fading colours of a mundane love story, has been Read more...

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