We Need to Talk about Kevin

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Title

We Need to Talk about Kevin

Subject

Book

Description

Eva 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.

Summary from publisher Serpent's Tail: https://serpentstail.com/we-need-to-talk-about-kevin.html

Creator

Shriver

Publisher

Counterpoint; Serpent's Tail

Date

2003-04-14

Format

Book

Language

English

Identifier

We Need to Talk about Kevin

Coverage

Reader reviews of We Need to Talk about Kevin from Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/80660.We_Need_to_Talk_About_Kevin

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Citation

Shriver, “We Need to Talk about Kevin,” The School Shooting Fiction Archive, accessed December 1, 2020, http://www.ssfarchive.org/items/show/588.

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