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The Dinner

A Novel
Koch, Herman (Book - 2012 )
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"A European Gone Girl ." -- The Wall Street Journal An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives -- all over the course of one meal. It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse -- the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates. Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.
Authors: Koch, Herman, 1953-
Uniform Title: Diner. English
Title: The dinner
a novel
Publisher: New York : Hogarth, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,22 cm.
Local Note: 1 6 15 16 17 18 29 35 53 54 56 57 61 69 71 73 79 80 97 109 112 113 118 133 138 143 148 149 150 151 152 159 160 167 172 173 175 177 182 188 193 198 203 205 210 211 216 222 224 226 231 242 243 250 262 263 264 268 276 278
Additional Contributors: Garrett, Sam
ISBN: 0770437850
9780770437855
Statement of Responsibility: Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Subject Headings: Amsterdam (Netherlands) Fiction. Families Netherlands Fiction.
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.
Topical Term: Families
LCCN: 2012025626
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