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We Need to Talk About Kevin [9781846687341]

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'Stunningly powerful' - Daily Mail

'A book that acknowledges what many women worry about but never express: the fear of becoming a mother and the terror of what kind of child one might bring into the world' - Jenni Murray

Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. 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 absent husband, Franklyn. 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.

Winner of the 2005 Orange Prize, We Need To Talk About Kevin is a brilliant, controversial, unsettling book.

'Knocks you sideways and takes your breath away... horrifying, original, witty, brave and deliberately provocative' - Daily Mail

'This superb, many-layered novel intelligently weighs the culpability of parental nurture against the nightmarish possibilities of an innately evil child' - Daily Telegraph


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, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economist, Marie Claire, and many others. She is frequently interviewed on television, radio and in print media. She lives in London and Brooklyn, NY.
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Lionel Shriver
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Serpent's Tail
Publication:
29-Apr-2010
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Paperback
Pages:
496
Weight:
343 Grams
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