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We need to talk about Kevin

Author: Lionel Shriver
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 5 star pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her absent husband, Franklyn.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shriver, Lionel.
We need to talk about Kevin.
London : Serpent's Tail, 2006, ©2005
(OCoLC)224976077
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 9781847651747 1847651747
OCLC Number: 748360423
Awards: Winner of Orange Prize for Fiction 2005
Runner-up for Reading Group Book of the Year 2007
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Crime Thriller of the Year 2006
Description: 1 online resource (468 pages)
Responsibility: Lionel Shriver.

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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 algebra teacher. Because he was only fifteen at the time of the  Read more...

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In fact everybody needs to talk about Kevin. Once in a while, a stunningly powerful novel comes along, knocks you sideways and takes your breath away: this is it... a horrifying, original, witty, Read more...

 
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