The Dinner

by Herman Koch

The Dinner

Paperback, 309 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $14 | purchase


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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?

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15 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List

12 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List

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