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Author Koch, Herman, 1953-
Uniform Title Diner. English
Title The dinner : a novel / Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett.
Published London ; New York : Hogarth, c2012.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 292 p. ; 22 cm
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.
Subject Families -- Netherlands -- Fiction.
Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Fiction.
Related Names Garrett, Sam.
ISBN 9780770437855
9780385346849 (e-book)
0385346840 (e-book)
OCLC number 798058782