Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780385346856

The Dinner

Koch, Herman Author

3.21 avg rating
( 61,097 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
Image Not Available

"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

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2013 : A good unreliable narrator is one of the most satisfying characters a novelist can dream up--and Herman Koch takes us on a hell of a ride through the mind of Paul Lohman, the deliciously sinister host of The Dinner. Paul's 15-year-old son, Michel, has committed an unspeakable crime; his brother, on the cusp of becoming the Netherlands' next prime minister, has a delicate wife and two teenagers who share Michel’s secret; Paul's wife, Claire, will do anything to protect their boy. As the two couples inch through an excruciating meal at a chic restaurant--their children's whereabouts uncertain--Paul peels back the layers of their situation, weaving to and fro through time and truth. Koch's finely structured story gives away just enough on each page to keep us riveted, feeling like private investigators on the verge of discovery, until the shock of an ending. It's no small feat for the author that the less we trust Paul, the more we want to hear what he has to say. -- Mia Lipman

About the Author:

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 6.93

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Koch, Herman Author
Published by Crown Publishing Group (2013)
ISBN 10: 0385346859 ISBN 13: 9780385346856
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Crown Publishing Group, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780385346856

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Koch, Herman Author
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0385346859 ISBN 13: 9780385346856
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0385346859

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Koch, Herman Author
Published by Hogarth, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0385346859 ISBN 13: 9780385346856
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hogarth, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 208 x 147 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780385346856

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Koch, Herman Author
Published by Hogarth
ISBN 10: 0385346859 ISBN 13: 9780385346856
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Nataraj Books, Inc.
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hogarth. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0385346859 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210925011

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Koch, Herman Author
ISBN 10: 0385346859 ISBN 13: 9780385346856
New Paperback Quantity Available: 9
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 6914531

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Koch, Herman Author
Published by Hogarth
ISBN 10: 0385346859 ISBN 13: 9780385346856
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Books Market
(Hayward, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hogarth. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0385346859 Brand New in Mint condition. Guaranteed delivery in 2-4 days when you order with Expedited Shipping! No Expedited shipping to PO Boxes. Bookseller Inventory # 0385346859

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Koch, Herman Author
Published by Hogarth
ISBN 10: 0385346859 ISBN 13: 9780385346856
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Murray Media
(MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hogarth. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0385346859

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 0.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Koch, Herman Author
Published by Hogarth
ISBN 10: 0385346859 ISBN 13: 9780385346856
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hogarth. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0385346859 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 16437407

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Koch, Herman Author
Published by Hogarth (2013)
ISBN 10: 0385346859 ISBN 13: 9780385346856
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Manchester Books LLC
(Lake Worth, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hogarth, 2013. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 000044

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Koch, Herman Author
ISBN 10: 0385346859 ISBN 13: 9780385346856
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Artarmon, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 133mm x 21mm x 204mm. Paperback. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 310 pages. 0.299. Bookseller Inventory # 9780385346856

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book