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- DescriptionTwo 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 w 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, body starves, and anything can be bought but a sense of purpose.
- Author BiographyLionel Shriver is the author of seven novels, and has written extensively for the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Economist. She lives in London and New York.
- PrizesWinner of Orange Prize 2005. Runner-up for Reading Group Book of the Year 2007. Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Crime Thriller of the Year 2006.
- Author(s)Lionel Shriver
- PublisherProfile Books Ltd
- Date of Publication01/03/2005
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSerpent's Tail
- Out-of-print date15/06/2007
- Width132 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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