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The Dinner

A Novel

Koch, Herman

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Dinner
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.

Publisher: New York : Hogarth, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0770437850
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Garrett, Sam
Alternate Title: Dinner


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Meeting at an Amsterdam restaurant for dinner, two couples move from small talk to the wrenching shared challenge of their teenage sons' act of violence that has triggered a police investigation and revealed the extent to which each family will go to protect those they love.

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Feb 19, 2013
  • ssjhung rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I took this book because it is one of the 2012 best books by the Economist. It is an easy read and is fun to read; however, if you are looking for a serious literature or expect to be inspired or moved, it is not.


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