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
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a summer's evening in Amsterdam, two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said. Each couple has a fifteen year-old son. The boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act. As civility and friendship disintegrate, both couples show just how far they will 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
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160717
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koch, Herman
Dewey number
839.313/7
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garrett, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Target audience
adult
Label
The dinner : a novel, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in the Netherlands as Het Diner by Ambo Athos, Amsterdam in 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780804190091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The dinner : a novel, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in the Netherlands as Het Diner by Ambo Athos, Amsterdam in 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780804190091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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