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    The Dinner (CD-Audio) By (author) Herman Koch, Narrator Clive Mantle

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    DescriptionIt's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse?the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. 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 shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love. Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates. 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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    Title
    The Dinner
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herman Koch, Narrator Clive Mantle
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 8
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781620645918
    ISBN 10: 1620645912
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 839.31364
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000
    Libri: I-JF
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BENELX
    DC22: 839.31/364
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PT5881.21.O25 D56513 2012B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    AudioGo
    Imprint name
    AudioGo
    Publication date
    12 February 2013
    Author Information
    Herman Koch, born in 1953, is a Dutch actor and writer. He studied at the Montessori Lyceum before finishing his schooling in Russia. Koch is a renowned television actor on the series "Jiskefet" and a columnist for the newspaper "Volkskrant. The Dinner" is his sixth novel and has already won the prestigious Publieksprijs Prize in 2009. Koch currently lives in Spain.