The Dinner

by Herman Koch

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Over dinner at an Amsterdam restaurant, two couples — brothers and their wives — discuss a terrible crime most likely committed by their sons. The crime is not yet public, but grainy video footage exists — and both sets of parents know it depicts their offspring. As the conversation deepens, one wrenching question gets clearer and more pressing by the moment: How far will each family go to protect those it loves?

Awards and Recognition

15 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List

12 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List

NPR stories about The Dinner

Herman Koch is a Dutch writer and actor. The Dinner is his sixth novel; it originally came out in Dutch in 2009, and has since been published in 25 countries. Mark Kohn hide caption

itoggle caption Mark Kohn