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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (Paperback, 2006)

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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver 

Two years ago, Eva Khatchadourian's son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a popular algebra teacher. Now, in a series of letters to her absent husband, Eva recounts the story of how Kevin came to be Kevin.

Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about both motherhood in general and Kevin in particular. How much is her fault? When did it all start to go so wrong—or was it, in fact, ever 'right' at all?

Lionel Shriver tells a compelling, absorbing, and resonant story while framing the horrifying tableau of teenage carnage as a metaphor for the larger tragedy—the tragedy of a country where everything works, nobody starves and anything can be bought but a sense of purpose.

About the Author

Lionel Shriver is a novelist whose previous books include The Post-Birthday World, A Perfectly Good Family, Game Control, Double Fault, The Female of the Species, Checker and the Derailleurs, and Ordinary Decent Criminals. She is widely published as a journalist, writing features, columns, op-eds, and book reviews for the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist, Marie Claire, and many other publications. She is frequently interviewed on television, radio, and in print media. She lives in London and Brooklyn, NY.


Format: Paperback | 480 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.8 | 330g

Publication Date: 06 Mar 2006

Publisher: Text Publishing

Publication City/Country: Melbourne, Australia

Language: English

ISBN10: 1921145080

ISBN13: 9781921145087


Condition: Good

A book with obvious wear. Has some damage to the cover, including minor scuff marks and a lot of creasing, but integrity still intact. No writing in margins, and no underlining or highlighting of text. There is some minor creasing, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Still a solid, clen, and readable copy.