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

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

Available copies

  • 14 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
  • 1 copy at Middlesex Community College.

Current holds

10 current holds with 38 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Best Sellers B&T PT5881.21.O25 D56513 2013 [MCC only] (Text to phone) Available -

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.
Subject: Families > Netherlands > Fiction.
Amsterdam (Netherlands) > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Violence > Fiction.
Suppression of evidence > Fiction.
Dutch fiction > 21st century.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Het diner