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We Need to Talk About Kevin

Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. 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 absent 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.

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  • "Two years ago, Eva Khatchadourian's son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker, and a popular algebra teacher. Because he was only fifteen at the time of the killings, he received a lenient sentence and is now in a prison for young offenders in upstate New York. Telling the story of Kevin's upbringing, Eva addresses herself to her estranged husband through a series of letters. Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about both motherhood in general and Kevin in particular. How much is her fault?"
  • "Eva Khatchadourian has been living a life plagued by guilt and denial since her son opened fire and killed seven of his classmates two years earlier, and as she tries to come to terms with her son's actions, she examines the parenting choices she made when raising him and wonders where she went wrong."
  • "Who is to blame for teenage atrocity? Narrator Eva Khatchadourian's son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and the much-loved teacher who tried to befriend him. This novel is an examination of the effect tragedy has on a town, a marriage and a family."
  • "Nadat haar 16-jarige zoon op zijn highschool acht mensen heeft vermoord, kijkt zijn moeder in brieven aan haar man terug op diens kindertijd in een poging een verklaring voor zijn gedrag te vinden."
  • "The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awry."
  • "The mother of an incarcerated teenager who murdered seven of his fellow high school students tells of his upbringing and her own shortcomings in a series of letters to her estranged husband."
  • "In a work that is both chilling and gripping, Lionel Shriver approaches the tragedy of a high school shooting from the point of view of the shooter's mother. In letters written to the boy's father, Eva dissects the lifetime of this more-than-difficlut child and reveals herself to have been the unwilling mother of an unlovable son. As the boy's lifetime unfolds through the pages, we draw closer to an expected climax that holds breathtaking surprises and its own kind of redemption. In Eva, Shriver has created a narrator who is tough, sad, funny, and reflective. We Need to Talk About Kevin treads new ground in addressing the thorny issues of unwanted motherhood and teenage violence. It is as original as it is timely."
  • "Kevin Katchadourian killed seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher shortly before his sixteenth birthday. He is visited in prison by his mother, Eva, who narrates in a series of letters to her estranged husband Franklin the story of Kevin's upbringing. A successful career woman, Eva had been reluctant to forgo her independence and the life she shared with Franklin to become a mother. Once Kevin was born, she experienced extreme alienation and dislike of Kevin as he grew up to become a spiteful and cruel child. After Kevin committed murder, Eva fears that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become. But how much is she to blame? And if it isn't her fault, why did he do it?"
  • "Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. 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 absent 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."@en

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  • "Powieść psychologiczna amerykańska"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Correspondence fiction"
  • "Epistolary fiction"@en
  • "Epistolary fiction"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Large type books"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "We need to talk about Kevin"@en
  • "We need to talk about Kevin"
  • "We need to talk about Kevin ; novel"
  • "We need to talk about Kevin a novel"
  • "We need to talk about Kevin : [a novel]"
  • "We need to talk about Kevin : a Novel"
  • "We need to talk about Kevin : a novel"@en
  • "We need to talk about Kevin : a novel"

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