The dinner : a novel / Herman Koch ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett.


  • ISBN: 9780770437855 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0770437850 (hardcover) :
  • Description: 292 p. ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: London ; Hogarth, c2012.

Available copies

  • 18 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
  • 0 copies at Middlesex Community College.

Current holds

1 current hold with 36 total copies.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published in the Netherlands as Het Diner, in 2009. -- Title page verso.
Summary: One summer evening two couples (two brother and their wives) meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, 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. -- From book jacket.
Garrett, Sam, translator. (Added Author).

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Het diner
Diner