We Need to Talk about Kevin Tie-In (Tie-In)

Lionel Shriver (Author)


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 understand her teenage son's deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them reverberates with the haunting power of high hopes shattered by dark realities.

Like Shriver's charged and incisive later novels, including So Much for That and The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin is a piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence, family ties, and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as "sometimes searing . . . [and] impossible to put down."

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
December 27, 2011
5.6 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Lionel Shriver is also the author of the novels Big Brother, The New Republic, the National Book Award finalist So Much for That, the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World, and the Orange Prize winner 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. She lives in London and Brooklyn.


"A slow, magnetic descent into hell that is as fascinating as it is disturbing."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Impossible to put down."--Boston Globe
"Furiously imagined."--Seattle Times
"Shriver handles this material, with its potential for cheap sentiment and soap opera plot, with rare skill and sense."--Newark Star Ledger
"An underground feminist hit."--New York Observer
"Powerful [and] harrowing."--Entertainment Weekly
"Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk . . . but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy."--Wall Street Journal