We Need to Talk about Kevin

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Now a major motion picture by Lynne Ramsay, starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, Lionel Shriver's resonant story of a mother's unsettling quest to understandher teenage son's deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, andthe explosive link between them reverberates with the haunting power of highhopes shattered by dark realities. Like Shriver's charged and incisive laternovels, including So Much for That and The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin isa piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence, familyties, and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as"sometimes searing . . . [and] impossible to put down."

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"It's a harrowing, psychologically astute, sometimes even darkly humorous novel, with a clear-eyed, hard-won ending and a tough-minded sense of the difficult, often painful human enterprise...the best novel of its kind."

"An underground feminist hit." -- New York Observer

"Impossible to put down." -- Boston Globe

"Powerful [and] harrowing." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Furiously imagined." -- Seattle Times

Furiously imagined. --Seattle Times

Powerful [and] harrowing. --Entertainment Weekly

Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk...but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy. --Wall Street Journal

Impossible to put down. --Boston Globe

An underground feminist hit. --New York Observer

"Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk...but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy."--Wall Street Journal

"Shriver handles this material, with its potential for cheap sentiment and soap opera plot, with rare skill and sense."--Newark Star Ledger

"Furiously imagined."--Seattle Times

"An underground feminist hit."--New York Observer

"A slow, magnetic descent into hell that is as fascinating as it is disturbing."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Powerful [and] harrowing."--Entertainment Weekly

"Impossible to put down."--Boston Globe

"Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk . . . but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy."--Wall Street Journal

Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk . . . but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy. --Wall Street Journal"

Furiously imagined. --Seattle Times"

An underground feminist hit. --New York Observer"

A slow, magnetic descent into hell that is as fascinating as it is disturbing. --Cleveland Plain Dealer"

Shriver handles this material, with its potential for cheap sentiment and soap opera plot, with rare skill and sense. --Newark Star Ledger"

Powerful [and] harrowing. --Entertainment Weekly"

Impossible to put down. --Boston Globe"

-Ms. Shriver takes a calculated risk . . . but the gamble pays off as she strikes a tone of compelling intimacy.---Wall Street Journal

-Furiously imagined.---Seattle Times

-An underground feminist hit.---New York Observer

-A slow, magnetic descent into hell that is as fascinating as it is disturbing.---Cleveland Plain Dealer

-Shriver handles this material, with its potential for cheap sentiment and soap opera plot, with rare skill and sense.---Newark Star Ledger

-Powerful [and] harrowing.---Entertainment Weekly

-Impossible to put down.---Boston Globe

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Exclusive author interview with Paul Blezard.
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