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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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January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-58243-317-8 / 978-1-58243-317-2 (USA edition)
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March 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-58243-267-8 / 978-1-58243-267-0 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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)
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December 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-211904-4 / 978-0-06-211904-9 (USA edition)
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Title: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
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Title: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
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Title: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
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ISBN: 1-84668-734-9 / 978-1-84668-734-1 (UK edition)
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2007 : Australia Paperback
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ISBN: 1-921145-08-0 / 978-1-921145-08-7 (Australia edition)
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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)
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: We Need To Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-85242-889-9 / 978-1-85242-889-1 (UK edition)
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-58243-268-6 / 978-1-58243-268-7 (USA edition)
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 0-06-072448-X / 978-0-06-072448-1 (USA edition)
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2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin
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ISBN: 0-9654995-6-1 / 978-0-9654995-6-9 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin
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ISBN: 0-7528-7477-2 / 978-0-7528-7477-7 (UK edition)
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May 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin
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ISBN: 0-7528-7476-4 / 978-0-7528-7476-0 (UK edition)
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2005 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: We Need to Talk about Kevin
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ISBN: 1-84505-544-6 / 978-1-84505-544-8 (UK edition)
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2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): LIONEL SHRIVER
ISBN: 1-4193-8545-3 / 978-1-4193-8545-2 (USA edition)
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2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 1-4193-8546-1 / 978-1-4193-8546-9 (USA edition)
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May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Publisher: Counterpoint
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July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
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Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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