We Need to Talk About Kevin tie-in: A Novel (Paperback)

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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.”

Praise For…

“Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk . . . but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy.”

“Furiously imagined.”

“An underground feminist hit.”

“A slow, magnetic descent into hell that is as fascinating as it is disturbing.”

“Shriver handles this material, with its potential for cheap sentiment and soap opera plot, with rare skill and sense.”

“Powerful [and] harrowing.”

“Impossible to put down.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062119049
ISBN-10: 0062119044
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 27th, 2011
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: P.S.