"Oh, yes I am," I said. "Lohman is the name."
I kept my eyes fixed on the girl, who actually blinked this time, and opened my mouth for the next sentence. The moment had come to cinch the victory, but it was a victory that smacked of defeat.
"I'm his brother," I said.
Excerpted from The Dinner by Herman Koch. Copyright © 2013 by Herman Koch. Excerpted by permission of Hogarth Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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