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    HERMAN KOCH is the author of seven novels and three collections of short stories. The Dinner, his sixth novel, has been published in twenty-five countries, and was the winner of the Publieksprijs Prize in 2009. He currently lives in Amsterdam.

    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, and Chloë Sevigny

    "A European Gone Girl." —The Wall Street Journal

    An internationally bestselling phenomenon, the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives—all 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.

    Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

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    ISBN 9780385346856
    Genre FICTION / Suspense
    Format Paperback
    Pages 309
    Publisher Date 2013-10-29 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Hogarth Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Koch, Herman
    Country of Origin United States

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      I bought this book because it mentioned the similarity of writing styles of Koch to Gilian Flynn and her book "Gone Girl" which I loved. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to other readers.

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