The Dinner Summary
Herman Koch

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The Dinner Overview

The Dinner by Herman Koch is a novel that will make you wonder what you would do to protect your child. Claire and Paul Lohman are having what looks like a normal, casual dinner with Paul's brother and wife. However, under all the pleasantries, Claire and Paul are fighting for their son's future. The novel is a powerful meditation on the themes of family, loyalty, secrets, and class and race privilege.

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