The Resource The dinner, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

The dinner, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Label
The dinner
Title
The dinner
Statement of responsibility
Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • 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
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
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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
839.31/364
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garrett, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Mental illness
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Brothers
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Target audience
adult
Label
The dinner, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
407 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410459299
Isbn Type
(hardcover : lg. print)
Lccn
2013006606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)828193816
Label
The dinner, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
407 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410459299
Isbn Type
(hardcover : lg. print)
Lccn
2013006606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)828193816

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