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The Dinner [compact Disc]

A Novel

By Herman Koch, 1953-

Its a summers 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 discoursethe 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 actan 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 shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love. Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates. Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.

Format

Audio Books

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
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ISBN

9781620645918


Format: Audio Books
Author: Koch, Herman, 1953-
Summary: On a summer night, two couples meet for dinner at a trendy Amsterdam restaurant. What starts off as friendly conversation quickly changes. Both couples have teenage sons, and those two boys are linked together through a tragic act. Soon, both sets of parents reveal just what they are willing to do to protect their children.
Title: The dinner [compact disc] : a novel / Herman Koch.
Publisher Date: North Kingstown, RI : AudioGO, p2012.
Subject: Families -- Netherlands -- Fiction. Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781620645918
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Koch
Oclc: 813542345
Upc: 9781620645918
Bib Id: 425289

Format: Audio Books
Author: Koch, Herman, 1953-
Summary: On a summer night, two couples meet for dinner at a trendy Amsterdam restaurant. What starts off as friendly conversation quickly changes. Both couples have teenage sons, and those two boys are linked together through a tragic act. Soon, both sets of parents reveal just what they are willing to do to protect their children.
Title: The dinner [compact disc] : a novel / Herman Koch.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: North Kingstown, RI : AudioGO, p2012.
Description: 8 sound discs (539 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Families -- Netherlands -- Fiction.
Subjects: Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Mantle, Clive
Other Title: Diner. English
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Duration: 8:59:00.
Notes: Read by Clive Mantle.
Notes: Compact disc.
ISBN: 9781620645918
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Medium: [compact disc] :
Call Number: F Koch