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The Resource The dinner : a novel, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett, (electronic resource)

The dinner : a novel, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett, (electronic resource)

Label
The dinner : a novel
Title
The dinner
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160717
Cataloging source
ORX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koch, Herman
Dewey number
839.31/364
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT5881.21.O25
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in the Netherlands as Het Diner by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2009 --T.p. verso
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (292 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385346849
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9715aa67-4f82-4289-ad23-9ae4708bd4aa
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 927060
  • (OCoLC)ocm827535642
  • 4591-03060
  • (OCoLC)827535642
  • (OCoLC)ocn827535642
  • 927060
Label
The dinner : a novel, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published in the Netherlands as Het Diner by Ambo Anthos, Amsterdam, in 2009 --T.p. verso
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (292 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385346849
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9715aa67-4f82-4289-ad23-9ae4708bd4aa
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 927060
  • (OCoLC)ocm827535642
  • 4591-03060
  • (OCoLC)827535642
  • (OCoLC)ocn827535642
  • 927060

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