Eating with Emma

Koch wrote this bittersweet novel about the desire for fame and denying ambitions.

The protagonist of Eating with Emma learns that he has been portrayed as a recognisable character in a now famous book. An ex-girlfriend has somehow managed to become a bestselling author, a career that he had actually mapped out for himself. Where did it all go wrong? And did everything described in the offending novel really happen?

‘A novel both hilarious and poignant that turns everything on its head so often that you end up not knowing which is which: fiction or reality.’ GPD
‘The story unfolds from one powerful scene to the next, from one penetrating image to another.’ Vrij Nederland
‘A humorous book about the desire for literary fame.’ Dagblad van het Noorden


The Herman Koch collection.

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