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We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin

When he was 15, Kevin murdered seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker, and a teacher. Here, our narrator, Kevin's mother, Eva, tells the story of his upbringing to her estranged husband through a series of letters. Who is to blame for teenage atrocity?

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ISBN 9781925923063
Barcode 9781925923063
Published 4 June 2019 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Shriver, Lionel
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781925923063
ISBN-10 1925923061
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 4 June 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Shriver, Lionel
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 408
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813
Catalogue Code 997943

Description of this Electronic Book

Now a major motion picture starring Tilda Swinton. Published in twenty-eight countries. Over a million copies sold worldwide.

Two years ago Eva Khatchadourian's son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker and a popular 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 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.
'By far the best novel I've read in years...exquisitely crafted...a breathtaking work of art.' Age
'Brilliant...compulsive.' Guardian
'A great read with horrifying twists and turns.' Marie Claire
'Harrowing, tense and thought-provoking, this is a vocal challenge to every accepted parenting manual you've ever read.' Daily Mail

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Orange Prize 2005 (UK)

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Author's Bio

Lionel Shriver is the author of eleven novels, including The Post-Birthday World and Big Brother. Her journalism is widely published in the Guardian, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, among other publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.

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