We need to talk about Kevin

Lionel Shriver

Book - 2004

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Published
New York : Perennial 2004.
Edition
1st Perennial ed
Language
English
Item Description
"A novel."
Originally published; Counterpoint, 2003.
Physical Description
400 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780061124297
006072448X
006112429X
Main Author
Lionel Shriver (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Eva Khatchadourian writes to her estranged husband Frank, trying to solve what went wrong in raising their son Kevin after he kills seven classmates and a teacher in his high school in upstate New York.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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.”

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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.'