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We Need To Talk About Kevin

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The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awry

Eva never really wanted to be a mother—and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. 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 estranged 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.

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

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Radene, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by Radene)
A chilling story but there are insights into the minds of the killer as well as coping with the aftermath.
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joy bangla, January 30, 2007 (view all comments by joy bangla)
A very disturbing read, but one I recommend highly to anyone who has ever wondered about their capacity for parenthood. Here's the dark side -- with absolutely nothing held back. Gripping, harrowing, and rings true right to the end. This is not a feel-good book, and it will leave you marked. Shriver has captured the minutiae and the bizarreness of family relationships with searing accuracy. A great one to chew over months later.
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