We Need to Talk about Kevin

Lionel Shriver (Author)
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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."

Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
July 03, 2006
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.1 X 8.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061124297
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About the Author

Lionel Shriver's novels include The New Republic, So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

Reviews

"Shriver handles this material, with its potential for cheap sentiment and soap opera plot, with rare skill and sense."--Newark Star Ledger
"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
"Powerful [and] harrowing."--Entertainment Weekly
"Impossible to put down."--Boston Globe
"Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk . . . but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy."--Wall Street Journal