Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 408 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 0.9 in
Published: November 19, 2013
Publisher: Large Print Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1594137188
ISBN - 13: 9781594137181
From the Publisher
A New York Times Bestseler A Publishers Weekly Bestseller A Washington Post Bestseller A San Francisco Chronicle BestsellerIt?s a summer?s evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse ? the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. 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.
About the Author
Herman Koch was born in Arnhem, Netherlands on September 5, 1953. He is a writer and actor. His written works include De Voorbijganger; Red Ons, Maria Montenelli; Eten Met Emma; and Denken aan Bruce Kennedy. The Dinner won the Publieksprijs Prize in 2009. He is an actor for radio, television, and film. He co-created the long-running TV series Jiskefet, which ran from 1990 to 2005.