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The Dinner

(2012)
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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 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 show 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.

Genre: Mystery

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June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dinner (Basic)
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-4104-5929-2 / 978-1-4104-5929-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2013 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 0-7704-3785-0 / 978-0-7704-3785-5 (Canada edition)
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-78649-145-1 / 978-1-78649-145-9 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dinner (Atlantic Cult Classics)
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-78649-502-3 / 978-1-78649-502-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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July 2017 : Australia Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Dinner: Film Tie-In
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-925498-57-3 / 978-1-925498-57-8 (Australia edition)
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March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dinner (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 0-8041-9009-7 / 978-0-8041-9009-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-78649-146-X / 978-1-78649-146-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dinner (Adult Easy Read)
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-78322-453-3 / 978-1-78322-453-1 (UK edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-78239-488-5 / 978-1-78239-488-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-59413-718-8 / 978-1-59413-718-1 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 0-385-34685-9 / 978-0-385-34685-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-84887-383-2 / 978-1-84887-383-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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May 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-78239-271-8 / 978-1-78239-271-2 (UK edition)
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dinner
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ISBN: 0-85789-720-9 / 978-0-85789-720-6 (UK edition)
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dinner
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ISBN: 1-84887-382-4 / 978-1-84887-382-7 (UK edition)
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July 2012 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Dinner
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ISBN: 1-921758-52-X / 978-1-921758-52-2 (Australia edition)
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February 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-4890-8144-5 / 978-1-4890-8144-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dinner: A Novel
Author(s): Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (translator)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dinner: A Novel
Author(s): Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (translator)
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dinner: A Novel
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-62064-591-2 / 978-1-62064-591-8 (USA edition)
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 0-7927-9681-0 / 978-0-7927-9681-7 (USA edition)
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February 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
ISBN: 1-62460-004-2 / 978-1-62460-004-3 (USA edition)
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August 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dinner
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August 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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August 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dinner
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February 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dinner
Author(s): Herman Koch
Publisher: Hogarth
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August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dinner
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Publisher: Atlantic Books
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July 2012 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Dinner
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Publisher: Text Publishing
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