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Summer House with Swimming Pool

A Novel

By Herman Koch, 1953- author

The blistering, compulsively readable new novel from Herman Koch, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Dinner.

When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up with some answers. After all, reputation is everything in this business. Personally, he’s not exactly upset that Ralph is gone, but as a high profile doctor to the stars, Marc can't hide from the truth forever.

It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meier’s extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girlfriend, the large group settles in for days of sunshine, wine tasting, and trips to the beach. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, darker motivations are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted. As the ultimate holiday soon turns into a nightmare, the circumstances surrounding Ralph’s later death begin to reveal the disturbing reality behind that summer’s tragedy.

Featuring the razor-sharp humor and acute psychological insight that made The Dinner an international phenomenon, Summer House with Swimming Pool is a controversial, thought-provoking novel that showcases Herman Koch at his finest.

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Summer house with swimming pool : a novel

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2014

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9780804138819


Format: Book
Author: Koch, Herman, 1953- author
Summary: It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meier's extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girlfriend, the large group settles in for days of sunshine, wine tasting, and trips to the beach. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, darker motivations are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted. As the ultimate holiday soon turns into a nightmare, the circumstances surrounding Ralph's later death begin to reveal the disturbing reality behind that summer's tragedy.
Title: Summer house with swimming pool : a novel / Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett.
Publisher Date: London ; New York : Hogarth, [2014]
Subject: Physicians -- Fiction. Medical ethics -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780804138819 0804138818
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 19
Call Number: F Koch
Oclc: 858366118
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Bib Id: 525980

Format: Book
Author: Koch, Herman, 1953- author.
Summary: It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meier's extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girlfriend, the large group settles in for days of sunshine, wine tasting, and trips to the beach. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, darker motivations are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted. As the ultimate holiday soon turns into a nightmare, the circumstances surrounding Ralph's later death begin to reveal the disturbing reality behind that summer's tragedy.
Title: Summer house with swimming pool : a novel / Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett.
Publisher, Date: London ; New York : Hogarth, [2014]
Description: 387 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Physicians -- Fiction.
Subjects: Medical ethics -- Fiction.
Other Author: Garrett, Sam, translator.
Other Title: Zomerhuis met zwembad. English
Notes: "Originally published in the Netherlands as Zomerhuis met zwembad by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2011"--Title page verso.
ISBN: 9780804138819
ISBN: 0804138818
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 19
Call Number: F Koch