We Need to Talk About Kevin

by Lionel Shriver

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Paperback, 400 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $14.99 | purchase

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Eva Khatchadourian writes to her estranged husband Frank, trying to solve what went wrong in raising their son Kevin after he kills seven classmates and a teacher in his high school in upstate New York.


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This epistolary novel follows a series of letters from Eva Khatchadourian to her apparently estranged husband, Franklin, after their son Kevin has gone to prison for the massacre of seven of his high school classmates and a teacher. Eva and her husband were estranged, at least in part, because Franklin could never accept Eva's ambivalence toward their oldest child. Eva tries to explain to her husband why she always saw Kevin as not just a sullen child, but malevolent and hostile. (From the

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