The Dinner by Herman Koch

It is summer in Amsterdam and trendy diners, pretentious managers, and snobby patrons create background noise for an incredibly tense dinner among two brothers and their wives.  Each couple has a fifteen year old son and together the two cousins have committed an unspeakable crime, caught on camera and broadcast on national television, with only their parents so far identifying the boys.  Amid falsely polite conversation, the parents' inner turmoil comes close to the surface as they question how far they are willing to go to protect the sons they love and the lives they have created for their families.  The fast paced dialogue and morally bankrupt characters will leave you gripping the book and questioning if you can really protect your loved ones from themselves. ~Michelle

Fiction KOCH, H.

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