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Dear Mr M

by Herman Koch

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Dear Mr M Synopsis

Dear Mr. M, I'd like to start by telling you that I'm doing better now. I do so because you probably have no idea that I was ever doing worse. Much worse, in fact, but I'll get to that later on. Mr. M is being watched. As a famous writer, he is no stranger to the limelight, although interest in his work has been dwindling of late. His print runs are smaller than they used to be, as are the crowds at his bookshop signings ...Our narrator clearly takes a keen interest in M.'s work, and indeed in every aspect of his life. But what exactly are his intentions? And to what does Mr. M owe the honour of his undivided attention? Our narrator seems to be no stranger to murder, while his own story appears to bear more than a passing resemblance to the plot of Mr. M's most famous novel: a teacher has an affair with a student, only to be brutally murdered by the girl and her teenage boyfriend. The body is never found.

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ISBN: 9781447294696
Publication date: 25/08/2016
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781447294696
Publication date: 25th August 2016
Author: Herman Koch
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Genres: Literary Fiction,
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About Herman Koch

Herman Koch, born in 1953, is a Dutch writer. He was a renowned television actor on the series Jiskefet and a former columnist for the newspaper Volkskrant. The Dinner is his sixth novel and has already won the prestigious Publieksprijs Prize in 2009. Herman Koch currently lives in Amsterdam.   Author photo © Mark Kohn

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