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Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2010

ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD

Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of a boy named Kevin who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who had tried to befriend him. Now, two years after her son's horrific rampage, Eva comes to terms with her role as Kevin's mother in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her absent husband Franklyn about their son's upbringing. Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about motherhood. How much is her fault? In Lionel Shriver's hands this sensational, chilling and memorable story of a woman who raised a monster becomes a metaphor for the larger tragedy - the tragedy of a country where everything works, nobody starves, and anything can be bought but a sense of purpose.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
July 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
642
Pages
PUBLISHER
Profile
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Wickychick ,

Great book!!

Fantastic read - don't be tempted to watch the film after, you'll be disappointed! I lent this to my step mum and she couldn't put it down - she reads a lot and this is the best book she has read in a long time and was totally griped too :-D

lals5472 ,

Wow

I often sit and marvel at how someone had this book in their brain. This is a level of writing brilliance I’ve rarely seen (or read!)
It’s compelling, beautifully written, honest, thought provoking, chilling, complex. The characters and plot feel so rich and real. It’s the best book I’ve ever read.

Dee5767 ,

We need to talk about Kevin.

The write up about this book had me hooked.. However I found it hard going. One of my pet hates is a ridiculous unreadable surname!!!! Must admit to flicking through pages of "stuff" to get to an interesting part. Ending was good... Questions kept me thinking... Don't think I'll read another by this author. 4/10

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