We Need to Talk about Kevin
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We Need to Talk about Kevin

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Now a major motion picture by Lynne Ramsay, starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, Lionel Shriver s resonant story of a mother s unsettling quest to understandher teenage son s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, andthe explosive link between them reverberates with the haunting power of highhopes shattered by dark realities. Like Shriver s charged and incisive laternovels, including So Much for That and The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin isa piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence, familyties, and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as sometimes searing...[and] impossible to put down. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 136 x 198 x 26mm | 340.19g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 006112429X
  • 9780061124297
  • 23,990

Review quote

"Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk . . . but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy."--Wall Street Journalshow more

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The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awryEva never really wanted to be a mother and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin s horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails."show more

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"Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk . . . but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy." Wall Street Journalshow more