SHRIVER, Lionel. We Need to Talk About Kevin. New York: Counterpoint, 2003.
8vo. Light grey paper-backed spine over darker tone grey paper boards; spine lettered in gilt; in the original un-price clipped dust-wrapper; pp. [xii], 400; signed by the author to title; very slight fading to head of spine, and rubbing to tail; with light rubbing to extremities of dust-wrapper; previous owner's inscription to front fly-leaf; a very good copy.
First edition, signed. Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the basis for a 2011 film starring Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin is a devastating depiction of the fallout after a fictional school-shooting. Shriver presents the novel's events in an epistolary form, and illustrates the difficulty of a mother's coming to terms with her own child's harrowing choices.