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The dinner : a novel

Author: Herman Koch; Sam Garrett
Publisher: London ; New York : Hogarth, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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One summer evening two couples (two brother and their wives) 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Koch; Sam Garrett
ISBN: 9780770437855 0770437850 9780385346849 0385346840
OCLC Number: 798058782
Description: 292 p. ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Diner.
Responsibility: Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett.

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One summer evening two couples (two brother and their wives) 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. -- From book jacket.

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