The Resource The dinner, Herman Koch, (electronic resource)

The dinner, Herman Koch, (electronic resource)

Label
The dinner
Title
The dinner
Statement of responsibility
Herman Koch
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 shows 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
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
839.31/364
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Clive Mantle
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
The dinner, Herman Koch, (electronic resource)
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The dinner, Herman Koch, (electronic resource)
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Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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Control code
MWT11383197
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
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http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 52 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792796831
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
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Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11383197
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11383197
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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