The Dinner

The Dinner Author Herman Koch
ISBN-10 0385346859
ISBN-13 9780385346856
Year 2013-10-29
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Hogarth
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Now a major motion picture starring Richard Gere Laura Linney Steve Coogan Rebecca Hall and Chlo Sevigny A European Gone Girl The Wall Street JournalAn internationally bestselling phenomenon the darkly suspenseful highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their livesall over the course of one meal It s a summer s evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse But behind the empty words 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 Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy Now with Extra Libris material including a readers guide and bonus content

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Angerichtet

Angerichtet Author Herman Koch
ISBN-10 9783462301991
Release 2010-08-17
Pages 320

Angerichtet

Angerichtet Author Herman Koch
ISBN-10 3462045822
Release 2013-10
Pages 443

The Dinner

The Dinner Author Herman Koch
ISBN-10 9781848873865
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 300

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The Dinner Party Author Jane F. Gerhard
ISBN-10 9780820336756
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 360