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We Need to Talk About Kevin (Media Tie In, Reprint) (Paperback) by Lionel Shriver
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Eva, the mother of a teenage killer--a boy who instigated a Columbine-like slaughter--reflects on Kevin's life: the boy's childhood, Eva's own parenting, and her relationship with Kevin's father, the estranged husband to whom she addresses her thoughts.
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 understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them reverberates with the haunting power of high hopes shattered by dark realities. Like Shriver’s charged and incisive later novels, including So Much for That and The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin is a piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence, family ties, and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as “sometimes searing . . . [and] impossible to put down.”
Edition: Media Tie In, Reprint
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Psychology, Types of Characters, Stages of Life, General, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Philosophy, Settings, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
Author: Lionel Shriver
Street Date: July 28, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0355
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