We need to talk about Kevin
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|Grouped Work ID||11b3cc53-ad51-1c66-b8c3-a44c7f43d08e|
|Grouping Title||we need to talk about kevin|
|Grouping Author||shriver lionel|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-12-09 07:30:17AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-12-09 07:45:07AM|
|available_at_catalog||Athens Drive Community, Cary Community, Duraleigh Road Community, Eva H. Perry Regional, Holly Springs Community, North Regional|
|detailed_location_catalog||Athens Drive Community - Adult Fiction, Cary Community - Adult Fiction, Duraleigh Road - Adult Fiction, Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction, Holly Springs Community - Adult Fiction, North Regional - Adult Fiction, Northeast Regional - Adult Fiction, Remote Storage - Adult Fiction, West Regional - Adult Fiction|
That neither nature nor nurture bears exclusive responsibility for a child's character is self-evident. But generalizations about genes are likely to provide cold comfort if it's your own child who just opened fire on his feellow algebra students and whose class photographwith its unseemly grinis shown on the evening news coast-to-coast.
If the question of who's to blame for teenage atrocity intrigues news-watching voyeurs, it tortures our narrator, Eva Khatchadourian. Two years before the opening of the novel, her son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and the much-beloved teacher who had tried to befriend him. Because his sixteenth birthday arrived two days after the killings, he received a lenient sentence and is currently in a prison for young offenders in upstate New York.
In relating the story of Kevin's upbringing, Eva addresses her estranged husband, Frank, through a series of startingly direct letters. Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son became, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about both motherhood in generaland Kevin in particular. How much is her fault?
We Need To Talk About Kevin offers no at explanations for why so many white, well-to-do adolescentswhether in Pearl, Paducah, Springfield, or Littletonhave gone nihilistically off the rails while growing up in the most prosperous country in history. Instead, Lionel Shriver tells a compelling, absorbing, and resonant story with an explosive, haunting ending. She considers motherhood, marriage, family, careerwhile framing these horrifying tableaus of teenage carnage as metaphors for the larger tragedy of a country where everything works, nobody starves, and anything can be bought but a sense of purpose.
|isbn||006112429, 9780061124297, 9780062119049, 9781582438870|
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|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|owning_location_catalog||Athens Drive Community, Cary Community, Duraleigh Road Community, Eva H. Perry Regional, Holly Springs Community, North Regional, Northeast Regional, West Regional|
|record_details||ils:494797|Book|Books|First Harper Perennial edition.|English|Harper Perennial,|2006.|400, 16 pages ; 21 cm, overdrive:348cd7a3-028f-4562-856d-aba5eb1a3962|eBook|eBook||English|Counterpoint|2011||
|subject_facet||Epistolary fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Massacres -- Fiction, New York (State) -- Fiction, School shootings -- Fiction, Teenage boys -- Fiction|
|title_display||We need to talk about Kevin : a novel|
|title_full||We Need to Talk About Kevin, We need to talk about Kevin : a novel / Lionel Shriver|
|title_short||We need to talk about Kevin :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, High schools, Literature, Massacres, School shootings, Teenage boys|