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The Resource We need to talk about Kevin : a novel, Lionel Shriver

We need to talk about Kevin : a novel, Lionel Shriver

Label
We need to talk about Kevin : a novel
Title
We need to talk about Kevin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lionel Shriver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awry
  • "Eva never really wanted to be a mother -- and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. 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 estranged husband, Franklyn. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails."-- Cover, p. [4]
Summary
The mother of a teenage boy who killed seven fellow students and two adults in a high-school shooting writes a series of letters to her estranged husband on their son's upbringing and questions what she fears may be her own part in the tragedy
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Orange Prize for Fiction, 2005.
Awards note
Orange Prize for Fiction, 2005.
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120264
Cataloging source
JBO
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Shriver, Lionel
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Teenage boys
  • High schools
  • Massacres
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
We need to talk about Kevin : a novel, Lionel Shriver
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Counterpoint, 2003
  • Includes insights, interviews & more
Control code
ocm74654381
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
400, 16 p.
Isbn
9780061124297
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)74654381
Label
We need to talk about Kevin : a novel, Lionel Shriver
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Counterpoint, 2003
  • Includes insights, interviews & more
Control code
ocm74654381
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
400, 16 p.
Isbn
9780061124297
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)74654381

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