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The Resource The dinner : a novel, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

The dinner : a novel, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Label
The dinner : a novel
Title
The dinner
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
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
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Summary
Over the course of a meal at a fashionable Amsterdam restaurant, two couples move from small talk during the appetizer to weightier issues. While discussing their sons -- who have done something terrible -- we learn more about what ties the families together, and what seems to be a skewering of upper-class values turns into something far more serious. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160717
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
839.31/364
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT5881.21.O25
LC item number
D56513 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The dinner : a novel, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
5605345
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 p.
Isbn
9780770437855
Lccn
2012025626
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn798058782
  • (OCoLC)798058782
Label
The dinner : a novel, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Publication
Control code
5605345
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 p.
Isbn
9780770437855
Lccn
2012025626
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn798058782
  • (OCoLC)798058782

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