We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel (Paperback)

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(Contemporary Fictn)

Description


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 understandher teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, andthe explosive link between them reverberates with the haunting power of highhopes shattered by dark realities. Like Shriver’s charged and incisive laternovels, including So Much for That and The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin isa piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence, familyties, and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as“sometimes searing . . . [and] impossible to put down.”

About the Author


Lionel Shriver's fiction includes The Mandibles; Property; the National Book Award finalist So Much for That; the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World; and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, adapted for a 2010 film starring Tilda Swinton. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She’s a regular columnist for the Spectator in Britain and Harper’s Magazine in the US. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For…


“Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk . . . but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy.”
Wall Street Journal

“Furiously imagined.”
Seattle Times

“An underground feminist hit.”
— New York Observer

“A slow, magnetic descent into hell that is as fascinating as it is disturbing.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Shriver handles this material, with its potential for cheap sentiment and soap opera plot, with rare skill and sense.”
— Newark Star Ledger

“Powerful [and] harrowing.”
Entertainment Weekly

“Impossible to put down.”
Boston Globe


Product Details
ISBN: 9780061124297
ISBN-10: 006112429X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2006
Pages: 432
Language: English

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