We Need to Talk about Kevin (Hardcover)

By Lionel Shriver

Counterpoint LLC, 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.