Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Here's my pick this week:
Synopsis: From Goodreads.com: "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.
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."
What book are you waiting for?