We Need to Talk about Kevin

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We Need to Talk about Kevin

By Lionel Shriver

Counterpoint LLC, Hardcover, 9781582432670, 400pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2003

Focusing on a boy who kills seven of his fellow students, Shriver tells a resonant story while framing the horrifying tableaux of teenage carnage as metaphors for the larger tragedy--the tragedy of a country where everything works, nobody starves, and anything can be bought but a sense of purpose.

About the Author
Lionel Shriver s novels include The New Republic, the National Book Award Finalist So Much for That, New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller 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, NY.