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We Need to Talk About Kevin

(2003)
A novel by

 
Awards
BCA Crime Thriller of the Year Best Novel (nominee)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book
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? Lionel Shriver tells a compelling, absorbing, and resonant story while framing these horrifying tableaux of teenage carnage as metaphors for the larger tragedy - the tragedy of a country where everything works, nobody starves, and anything can be bought but a sense of purpose.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-58243-317-8 / 978-1-58243-317-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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March 2003 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-58243-267-8 / 978-1-58243-267-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-78125-567-9 / 978-1-78125-567-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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December 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-211904-4 / 978-0-06-211904-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-84668-806-X / 978-1-84668-806-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-84668-788-8 / 978-1-84668-788-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-84668-734-9 / 978-1-84668-734-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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2007 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: Unknown
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-921145-08-0 / 978-1-921145-08-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-112429-X / 978-0-06-112429-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Five Star Paperback)
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-85242-467-2 / 978-1-85242-467-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need To Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-85242-889-9 / 978-1-85242-889-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-58243-268-6 / 978-1-58243-268-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint,U.S.
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-072448-X / 978-0-06-072448-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-9654995-6-1 / 978-0-9654995-6-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Audio Editions

December 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

April 2007 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2006 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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August 2006 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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May 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-7528-7477-2 / 978-0-7528-7477-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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May 2006 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-7528-7476-4 / 978-0-7528-7476-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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2005 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: We Need to Talk about Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-84505-544-6 / 978-1-84505-544-8 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): LIONEL SHRIVER
ISBN: 1-4193-8545-3 / 978-1-4193-8545-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CLIPPER AUDIO
Availability: Amazon   

2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4193-8546-1 / 978-1-4193-8546-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Counterpoint
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July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   


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