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

Koch, Herman, 1953- (Author). Garrett, Sam, translator. (Added Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Centerville Center Township Public Library - Centerville FIC KOC (Text) 76895000179392 1st Floor Fiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library - Coatesville F KOCH (Text) 78321000026025 Adult Fiction Available -
Melton Public Library - Melton FIC KOC (Text) 79591000084058 Adult-Fiction Available -
Shelby County Public Library - Shelby County F KOC (Text) 78731000493389 New Material Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780385346856
  • Physical Description: 310 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: London ; Hogarth, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note: "Originally published in the Netherlands as Het Diner by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2009." Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: Two brothers 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. Made into a movie to be released in 2017 starring Laura Linney, Chloƫ Sevigny, Rebecca Hall and Richard Gere.
Subject: Families > Netherlands > Fiction.
Violence > Fiction.
Amsterdam (Netherlands) > Fiction.

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