The Resource We Need to Talk About Kevin, (eBook)

We Need to Talk About Kevin, (eBook)

Label
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Title
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 feel low algebra students and whose class photograph with its unseemly grin is 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 general and 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 adolescents whether in Pearl, Paducah, Springfield, or Littleton have 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, career while 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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Shriver, Lionel
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Teenage boys
  • Electronic books
  • New York (State)
  • High schools
  • Massacres
Target audience
adult
Label
We Need to Talk About Kevin, (eBook)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11818535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781582438870
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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11818535
Publisher number
MWT11818535
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
We Need to Talk About Kevin, (eBook)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11818535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781582438870
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11818535
Publisher number
MWT11818535
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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