We Need to Talk About Kevin
Praise For We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel…
“Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk . . . but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy.” — Wall Street Journal
“Furiously imagined.” — Seattle Times
“An underground feminist hit.” — New York Observer
“A slow, magnetic descent into hell that is as fascinating as it is disturbing.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Shriver handles this material, with its potential for cheap sentiment and soap opera plot, with rare skill and sense.” — Newark Star Ledger
“Powerful [and] harrowing.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Impossible to put down.” — Boston Globe
Harper Perennial, 9780061124297, 432pp.
Publication Date: July 3, 2006
About the Author
Lionel Shriver's fiction includes The Mandibles; Property; the National Book Award finalist So Much for That; the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World; and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, adapted for a 2010 film starring Tilda Swinton. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She’s a regular columnist for the Spectator in Britain and Harper’s Magazine in the US. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.