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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
Author
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
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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
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koch, Herman
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT5881.21.O25
LC item number
D56513 2013b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garrett, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Large type books
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Target audience
adult
Label
The dinner, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20903701
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
405 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410459299
Lccn
2013006606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)860752501
  • (OCoLC)ocn860752501
Label
The dinner, Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20903701
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
405 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410459299
Lccn
2013006606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)860752501
  • (OCoLC)ocn860752501

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