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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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"It'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."--Provided by publisher
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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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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160717
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koch, Herman
Dewey number
839.31/37
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT5881.21.O25
LC item number
D56513 2012
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
Note
Translation of: Het diner
Control code
2012025626
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 p.
Isbn
9780770437855
Lccn
2012025626
Label
The dinner : a novel, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Publication
Note
Translation of: Het diner
Control code
2012025626
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 p.
Isbn
9780770437855
Lccn
2012025626

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