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We Need to Talk about Kevin

We Need to Talk about Kevin( )
Author: Shriver, Lionel
ISBN:978-1-921145-08-7
Publication Date:Mar 2006
Publisher:Text Publishing Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $23.95
Book Description:

Kevin Katchadourian killed seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher, shortly before his sixteenth birthday. He is visited in prison by his mother, Eva, who narrates in a series of letters to her estranged husband Franklin, the story of Kevin's upbringing. A successful career woman, Eva is reluctant to forgo her independence and the life she shares with Franklin to become a mother. Once Kevin is born, she experiences extreme alienation and dislike of...
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Book Details
Pages:480
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Crime
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.9 x 19.9 x 3.1 cm
Book Weight:0.339 Kilograms
Author Biography
Shriver, Lionel (Author)
Lionel Shriver was born Margaret Ann Shriver on May 18, 1957 in Gastonia, North Carolina. She changed her first name because of her preference for it. She was educated at Barnard College, and Columbia University (BA, MFA). She has lived in Nairobi, Bangkok and Belfast, and currently lives in London. Shriver wrote seven novels and published six (one novel could not find a publisher) before writing We Need to Talk About Kevin, which she called her "make or break" novel. She won the 2005 Orange Prize for her eighth published novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin, a thriller and close study of maternal ambivalence, and the role it might have played in the title character's decision to murder nine people at his high school. The book created a lot of controversy, and achieved success through word of mouth. The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 was published in May 2016.

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