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We need to talk about Kevin

By: Shriver, Lionel Mosse, Kate(Introduction by)

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Part of the Serpent's Tail Classics series
1781255679 / 9781781255674
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28/01/2016
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United Kingdom
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20 cm 475 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 2003.

WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2010ONE MILLION COPIES SOLDEva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of a boy named Kevin who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who had tried to befriend him.

Now, two years after her son's horrific rampage, Eva comes to terms with her role as Kevin's mother in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her absent husband Franklyn about their son's upbringing.

Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about motherhood.

How much is her fault? In Lionel Shriver's hands this sensational, chilling and memorable story of a woman who raised a monster becomes 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.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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