We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin 1

by Lionel Shriver

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 2011/09/30

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Two years ago Eva Khatchadourian's son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker and a popular teacher. Now, in a series of letters to her absent husband, Eva recounts the story of how Kevin came to be Kevin. Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about both motherhood in general and Kevin in particular. How much is her fault? When did it all start to go wrong? Or was it, in fact, ever 'right' at all?
ISBN:
9781921758492
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
2011-09-30
Language:
English
Series:
Tie-In Ser.
Publisher:
Text Publishing Co
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
408
Dimensions (mm):
199x127x31mm
Weight:
0.33kg
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  • Amazing

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    This is a powerful novel, very thought provoking, at times shocking but very hard to stop reading. Kevin has murdered seven students in his school, one teacher and the cafeteria worker. The novel is a series of letters written by Eva (Kevin's mother) to her husband Franklin. Not only do we discover how Kevin committed such a horrible crime but we discover how Eva feels about her son, her husband and herself. Was Kevin born evil or was his behaviour influenced by the relationship with his mother? The letters to her husband, I believe are her therapy, a way for her to try and understand, not only Kevin and his actions, but her role as his mother.

    Highly recommend this book.

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