The Resource The dinner, Herman Koch

The dinner, Herman Koch

Label
The dinner
Title
The dinner
Statement of responsibility
Herman Koch
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now a major motion picture starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall and Chloë Sevigny. Paul Lohman and his wife Claire are going out to dinner with Paul's brother Serge, a charismatic and ambitious politician, and his wife Babette. Paul knows the evening will not be fun. The restaurant will be over-priced and pretentious, the head waiter will bore on about the organically certified free-range this and artisan-fed that, and almost everything about Serge, especially his success, will infuriate Paul. But as the evening wears on it becomes clear that tonight's dinner will be even more difficult than usual. There is something the two couples have to discuss. It's about their teenage sons and the very bad things they have been doing. And it's about how far two sets of parents will go to save their children from the consequences of their actions. Herman Koch was born in 1953. He is a successful actor, screenwriter and columnist in the Netherlands, and has written a number of satirical novels including The Dinner and Summerhouse with Swimming Pool
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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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Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10160717
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koch, Herman
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
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Garrett, Sam
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Dutch fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The dinner, Herman Koch
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=TXT_481538&b2bSite=1545
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781921921520-TXT1322360-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921921520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The dinner, Herman Koch
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=TXT_481538&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781921921520-TXT1322360-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921921520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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