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The Dinner

A Novel
Koch, Herman (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. What starts off as friendly conversation quickly changes. Both couples have teenage sons, and those two boys are linked together through a tragic act. Soon, both sets of parents reveal just what they are willing to do to protect their children.
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.
Summary: It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. What starts off as friendly conversation quickly changes. Both couples have teenage sons, and those two boys are linked together through a tragic act. Soon, both sets of parents reveal just what they are willing to do to protect their children.
Additional Contributors: Garrett, Sam
ISBN: 9780770437855
0770437850
Statement of Responsibility: Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Subject Headings: Families Netherlands Fiction. Parent and child Netherlands Fiction. Suppression of evidence Fiction. Ethics Fiction. Amsterdam (Netherlands) Fiction.
Topical Term: Families
Parent and child
Suppression of evidence
Ethics
LCCN: 2012025626
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Over the course of one agonizing meal at a chic restaurant in the Netherlands, two families struggle to make some of the hardest decisions they’ve ever had to face, involving a criminal act and their teenage children. A highly suspenseful international bestseller. (fiction)

Two brothers and their wives meet for dinner at an upscale restaurant to discuss an incident involving their two teenage sons. Serge is the front-running candidate for Prime Minister and quite the celebrity. Paul is our narrator. He's critical of the pretentious eatery and his brother's airs. Eve... Read More »

List - NPL Fiction in Europe by: Northbrook_Readers Jul 06, 2013

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Jan 02, 2014
  • Jane60201 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A story similar to "Defending Jacob" but with a European flair.

Jun 19, 2013
  • ukiechick rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

BORING NOVEL

May 06, 2013
  • beebee40 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Foreboding, dark. Interesting story but flawed-very improbable? Narrative is too long and significant pieces unnecessary. There are flashes of genius in Koch's writing but not sustained.

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