Author(s): Matias Faldbakken
Welcome to The Hills, Oslo's most esteemed restaurant, an institution stewed in tradition and clinging to the faded grandeur of old Europe.
A neurotic waiter tends to the desires of his regular - and irregular - clientele. Aristocrats and artistes, wealthy widows and roguish entrepreneurs, he observes all their dramas with a wit as sharp as a filleting knife. From the failed actor who sits alone and in disgrace, to the abandoned school girl left to her own devices, to Mr Graham 'The Pig', the most demanding of them all, who today is awaiting a significant guest. And she is late...
Exquisitely observed and wickedly playful, THE WAITER is a novel for lovers of food, wine, and of European sensibilities, but also for anyone who has ever been in a restaurant, either side of the service.