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A Perfect Waiter
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Publication date April 1, 2008
Pages 211
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781596914117
ISBN-10 1596914114
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $19.95
§As reported by publisher says people who bought this book also bought:
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A sweeping, powerful novel about a man forced to come to terms with the memory of his lost love.

Erneste is the perfect waiter--and his private life seems to embody the qualities he brings to his profession. But inwardly this polite and dignified man is in the grip of a violent passion, aroused thirty years before, when he fell in love with a young waiter-in-training named Jakob. Jakob broke his heart when he fled Nazidominated Europe for a new life in America with his lover, Julius Klinger, a celebrated German intellectual. Nursing his wounds, Erneste slinks even deeper into his well-ordered world, hardening into what had only previously been a role. And then, after decades of silence, he receives a letter from a distraught and penniless Jakob asking for help. And Ernest must decide if he will finally take action. Set against the backdrop of a genteel Swiss hotel, and moving skillfully between two time periods, this exquisitely written story of a lifelong passion is rich in tension and emotion, exploring the nature of love and betrayal, memory, and regret.

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from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (April 1, 2008)
9781596914117 | details & prices | 211 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $19.95
About: A sweeping, powerful novel about a man forced to come to terms with the memory of his lost love.
With John Brownjohn (other contributor) | from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (January 21, 2008)
9780747590231 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $21.65
About: Erneste works in the restaurant of a grand hotel in Giessbach in Switzerland.

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