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The Resource Decompression : a novel, Juli Zeh ; translated from the German by John Cullen

Decompression : a novel, Juli Zeh ; translated from the German by John Cullen

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Decompression : a novel
Title
Decompression
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Juli Zeh ; translated from the German by John Cullen
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"An explosive thriller about two couples who are caught in a web of conflicting passions while deep-sea diving off the beautiful Canary Islands; Sven Fiedler is a young lawyer in Germany who decides he's had enough. No more competing with coworkers for his boss's attention, no more flaunting this or that new purchase to keep his friends impressed, no more endless workweeks under fluourescent lights. So he withdraws from the bustle of modern life to the island of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands, where he and his girlfriend, Antje, establish a simpler routine. Sven sets up a business as a deep-sea diving instructor while Antje has her own real estate agency, and the two happily cater to tourists who come to bask in the warm sunshine and explore the silent, gleaming marine paradise that makes this island such a remarkable retreat. In November of 2011, two German tourists, Jola von der Pahlen and Theo Hast, engage Sven for an expensive two-week intensive diving experience. They stay in a guest house on Sven and Antje's property, and the two couples quickly become entangled in a mess of jealousies and suspicions. Sven is struck by Jola's beauty and her evident wealth. Theo quickly leaps to the conclusion that Sven and Jola are conspiring against him, but oddly, he seems to facilitate their affair rather than trying to stop it. Antje, looking on, grows increasingly wary of these particular clients. Shifting through various points of view, the reader is constantly kept guessing about who knows what, and more important, who is telling the truth. As the tension builds, it becomes increasingly clear that someone will meet a violent end, but a quiet one, down in the underwater world beneath the waves"--
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Summary
"An explosive thriller about two couples who are caught in a web of conflicting passions while deep-sea diving off the beautiful Canary Islands; Sven Fiedler is a young lawyer in Germany who decides he's had enough. No more competing with coworkers for his boss's attention, no more flaunting this or that new purchase to keep his friends impressed, no more endless workweeks under fluourescent lights. So he withdraws from the bustle of modern life to the island of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands, where he and his girlfriend, Antje, establish a simpler routine. Sven sets up a business as a deep-sea diving instructor while Antje has her own real estate agency, and the two happily cater to tourists who come to bask in the warm sunshine and explore the silent, gleaming marine paradise that makes this island such a remarkable retreat. In November of 2011, two German tourists, Jola von der Pahlen and Theo Hast, engage Sven for an expensive two-week intensive diving experience. They stay in a guest house on Sven and Antje's property, and the two couples quickly become entangled in a mess of jealousies and suspicions. Sven is struck by Jola's beauty and her evident wealth. Theo quickly leaps to the conclusion that Sven and Jola are conspiring against him, but oddly, he seems to facilitate their affair rather than trying to stop it. Antje, looking on, grows increasingly wary of these particular clients. Shifting through various points of view, the reader is constantly kept guessing about who knows what, and more important, who is telling the truth. As the tension builds, it becomes increasingly clear that someone will meet a violent end, but a quiet one, down in the underwater world beneath the waves"--
Storyline
Tone
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Character
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10308128
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Zeh, Juli
Dewey number
833/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2688.E28
LC item number
N8513 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
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Cullen, John
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True
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Romance / Suspense
Target audience
adult
Label
Decompression : a novel, Juli Zeh ; translated from the German by John Cullen
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9780385537582.jpg
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857402160
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385537582
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013034654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857402160
Label
Decompression : a novel, Juli Zeh ; translated from the German by John Cullen
Link
9780385537582.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857402160
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385537582
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013034654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857402160

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