Sounds like a very deep work.
The Short Version: Two couples get together for dinner on an Amsterdam evening. Narrated from the point of view of one of the men, the meal progresses in fits and starts – all heading towards the topic that has brought them together, regarding their sons. In the space of just a single meal, Koch explores the lengths we’ll go to in order to protect one of our own – and the limits of that same familial bond.
The Review: What a fascinating book. You feel uncomfortable at the beginning, at least a little bit – but by the end you’re wholly wrapped up in it. It’s… I think the word might be insidious. We’re drawn into this tight, intense scenario and before we know it, we – the reader – are forced to choose a side, in a way. But it sort of just happens. It’s that sensation of…
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