4.29.2015

finished reading

I am not quite sure what to say about this book. Early on, you find out that Eva, the mother, regularly visits her son, Kevin, in prison--after a school massacre. Although the book builds up to the event, it's not just about Thursday. It's a study of motherhood and an unconventional family dynamic.


From the publisher:
Eva never really wanted to be a mother—and certainly not the mother of a boy who ends up murdering seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin’s horrific rampage, in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails.

3 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

Sounds like a book I would like!

Terri D said...

Probably not one I would enjoy, but appreciate the information!

Erika S. said...

I saw the movie with Tilda Swinton, but it moved in the opposite direction. You had no idea what was going on with Kevin until the very end.