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The Dinner

A Novel
Koch, Herman (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Two couples meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. 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.
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
Statement of Responsibility: Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Notes: Originally published in the Netherlands as Het Diner by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2009 --T.p. verso
Summary: Two couples meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. 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.
Additional Contributors: Garrett, Sam
ISBN: 9780770437855
0770437850
Branch Call Number: FICTION KOCH 2012
Subject Headings: Families Netherlands Fiction Amsterdam (Netherlands) Fiction
Topical Term: Families
LCCN: 2012025626
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Two couples dine, and slowly it is revealed that their children have done something awful. Really, really awful.

Meeting at an Amsterdam restaurant for dinner, two couples move from small talk to the wrenching shared challenge of their teenage sons' act of violence that has triggered a police investigation and revealed the extent to which each family will go to protect those they love.

This book is not for the faint of heart. When you plan a dinner out in a restaurant with friends where you'll chat about what the kids have been up to, this is not the kind of evening you're hoping to have.

Two couples meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.


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