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We need to talk about Kevin

We need to talk about Kevin

Author: Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Format: Paperback
Pages: 475
Genre: Novel
Nature or Nurture: what makes a monster? Kevin Khatchadourian killed seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher, shortly before his 16th birthday. He is visited in prison by his mother, Eva, who narrates a series of letters to her estranged husband, Franklin, the story of the boy's upbringing. A successful career woman, Eva is reluctant to forego her independence and the life she shares with Franklin to become a mother. Once Kevin is born, she experiences extreme alienation and dislike of Kevin as he grows up to be a spiteful and cruel child. When Kevin commits his murderous act, Eva fears that her own shortcomings may have shaped what he son has become. But how much is she to blame?
ISBN: 9781852428891
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