The Dinner (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel

The Dinner (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel Author Herman Koch
ISBN-10 0804190097
ISBN-13 9780804190091
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Hogarth
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Now a major motion picture starring Richard Gere Laura Linney Steve Coogan Rebecca Hall and Chlo Sevigny A European Gone Girl The Wall Street JournalAn internationally bestselling phenomenon the darkly suspenseful highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their livesall over the course of one meal 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 scrapings of cutlery the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse 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 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 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

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The Dinner

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ISBN-10 9781848873865
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 300

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