Brown University


The Dinner

by Herman Koch
Hogarth, October 2013   ISBN: 978-038534685-6
Price: $14.00

February 2013 Indie Next List (Hardcover)

“In this brilliant novel, two brothers and their wives meet for dinner in an upscale restaurant. Structured around the courses of the meal and narrated by Paul, what starts out in the first section--Aperitif--as a hilarious riff on the pretentious meal that he is reluctantly sharing with his brother, Serge, takes on an increasingly ominous tone as the reason for the meeting gradually unfolds.  Psychologically taut and beautifully constructed, this tale hooks the reader from the first page to the hair-raising conclusion.  A literary page-turner that explores the lengths to which families will go to protect their own.”--Sheila Daley, Barrett Bookstore, Darien, CT

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