Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:00a.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present internationally bestselling Dutch suspense author Herman Koch for a discussion and signing of his latest thriller “Summer House with Swimming Pool.” The event will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.
Featuring the razor-sharp humor and acute psychological insight that made “The Dinner” an international phenomenon, “Summer House with Swimming Pool” is a controversial, thought-provoking novel that showcases Herman Koch at his finest.
When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up with some answers. After all, reputation is everything in this business. Personally, he’s not exactly upset that Ralph is gone, but as a high profile doctor to the stars, Marc can't hide from the truth forever.
It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meier’s extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girlfriend, the large group settles in for days of sunshine, wine tasting, and trips to the beach. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, darker motivations are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted. As the ultimate holiday soon turns into a nightmare, the circumstances surrounding Ralph’s later death begin to reveal the disturbing reality behind that summer’s tragedy.
Herman Koch is the author of eight novels and three collections of short stories. “The Dinner,” his sixth novel, has been published in twenty-five countries and was an international bestseller. He currently lives in Amsterdam.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.