The Resource Dear Mr. M, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Dear Mr. M, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Label
Dear Mr. M
Title
Dear Mr. M
Statement of responsibility
Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Title variation
Dear Mister M
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Once a celebrated writer, M had his greatest success with a suspense novel based on a real-life disappearance. It told the story of a history teacher who went missing one winter after having a brief affair with a beautiful student of his. The teacher was never found. Upon publication, M's novel was a runaway bestseller, one that marked his international breakthrough. That was years ago, and now M's career is fading. But not when it comes to his bizarre, seemingly timid neighbor who keeps a close eye on him and his wife. Why? From alternating points of view, where no one is to be trusted, Herman Koch weaves together an intricate tale of a writer in decline, a teenage couple in love, a missing teacher, and a single book that entwines all of their fates. Thanks to M's novel, supposedly a work of fiction, everyone seems to be linked forever, until something unexpected spins the "story" off its rails
Member of
Summary
A once-celebrated writer whose most famous novel was based on the real-life disappearance of a history teacher who had been having an affair with a student is stalked by an eccentric, seemingly timid neighbor with a mysterious agenda. By the best-selling author of <i>Summer House With Swimming Pool</i>
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524512
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koch, Herman
Dewey number
839.313/64
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garrett, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing persons
  • Teachers
  • Authors
  • Teenagers
Target audience
adult
Label
Dear Mr. M, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Geachte heer M
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000057813290
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
587 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410491572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Dear Mr. M, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Geachte heer M
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000057813290
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
587 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410491572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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