We Need To Talk About Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin
Author : Lionel Shriver
Publisher : Profile Books
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2010-07-09
ISBN 10 : 9781847651747
ISBN 13 : 1847651747
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Need To Talk About Kevin Book Description:

Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. 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 absent husband, Franklyn. 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.

We Need To Talk About Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin
Author : Anita Shelgikar
Publisher :
Total Pages : 118
Release : 2020-12-14
ISBN 10 : 9798579990051
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Need To Talk About Kevin Book Description:

Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton) is a travel writer/publisher who gives up her beloved freedom and bohemian lifestyle to have a child with her husband, Franklin (John C. Reilly). Pregnancy does not seem to agree with Eva, but what's worse, when she does give birth to a baby boy named Kevin, she can't seem to bond with him. When Kevin grows from a fussy, demanding toddler (Rocky Duer) into a sociopathic teen (Ezra Miller), Eva is forced to deal with the aftermath of her son's horrific act.

We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges

We Need to Talk About       Kevin Bridges
Author : Kevin Bridges
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2014-10-09
ISBN 10 : 9781405913775
ISBN 13 : 1405913770
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges Book Description:

The comic autobiography of 2014 A comedian's autobiography? I wonder if he's ever used humour to deflect from his insecurities? To avoid being bullied? Is there heartache behind the humour? I wonder if he's a manic-depressive? Tears of a clown? Yes, all of that. Discover the hilarious life-story of one of Britain's best-loved comedians in Kevin Bridges' brilliant memoir. 'First of all, I have never written a book before, you probably haven't either, so there we have it; a connection is established between reader and writer . . .' Aged just 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time in a Glasgow comedy club and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but in that short time he discovered that he really could earn a living from making people laugh. Kevin began life as a shy, nerve-ridden school-boy, whose weekly highlights included a cake-bombing attack by the local youths. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown, and was soon after arrested for kidnapping Hugh Grant from his local cinema on a quiet Saturday night. This was a guy going somewhere - off the rails seeming most likely. Kevin's trademark social commentary, sharp one-liners and laugh-out-loud humour blend with his reflections on his Glaswegian childhood and the journey he's taken to become one of the most-loved comedians of our time. '. . . Hopefully now you'll take this over to the till and I can accompany you for the next wee while. That's the benefit of book shops, reading the little bit and then deciding if the author deserves to be part of your carefully selected 3 for 2 deal, or part of your plane journey, train journey, your next bath, your next shite.' Praise for Kevin Bridges: 'The Best Scottish Stand up of his Generation.' The Scotsman 'A wonderfully dry and deadpan Glaswegian comic . . . one the most exciting talents to have emerged from Scotland since Billy Connolly' Guardian 'Kevin Bridges might just become the best stand-up in the land . . . he will go and deliver a one-liner that you want to jot down and frame' The Times 'Wonderfully sharp, assured stand-up from the preternaturally gifted young comic' Independent

We Need to Talk about Kevin Keegan

We Need to Talk about Kevin Keegan
Author : Giles Smith
Publisher :
Total Pages : 405
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 0141037792
ISBN 13 : 9780141037790
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Need to Talk about Kevin Keegan Book Description:

Gary Neville's choice of wedding venue, the use of underpants in goal celebrations, whether Lee Sharpe has it in him to go all the way on Celebrity Love Island - Giles Smith has never fought shy of hitting the big issues head on. Now, in this compilation of his most fearless and forthright public declarations, the award-winning Times sports columnist invites you to chew with him on football's biggest bullets. Meet the WAG who claims to have 'heard of' Kent. Calculate the number of loft conversions you could buy with the money saved from a lifetime of following football. Get a tutorial from Craig Bellamy on how to hit someone with a golf club so that they stay hit. Contemplate Peter Crouch's future with the Harlem Globetrotters. And ask yourself where David Beckham is these days - how he's getting on, and why do we never hear about him? As ever, Giles Smith is unafraid of tackling the big issues. Head on, without flinching.

We Need to Talk about Family

We Need to Talk about Family
Author : Roberta Garrett
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 399
Release : 2016-08-17
ISBN 10 : 9781443899147
ISBN 13 : 1443899143
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Need to Talk about Family Book Description:

We are the first generation in recent history to not know if our children will have a better life than us. Over the past thirty years, the dream of upward mobility and stable and securely paid employment has dissipated. This collection draws together insights from the disciplines of cultural studies, literary theory, psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies, social policy and sociology, in order to explore the complex and contested status of “the family” under neoliberalism. At one end of the spectrum, the intensification of work and the normalisation of long-hours working culture have undermined the time and energy available for private family life. At the other end, the fantasy of the nuclear family as a potential “haven in a heartless world” is rapidly unravelling, supplanted with a hypercompetitive, neo-traditionalist, mobile, neoliberal family seeking to capitalise on the uneven spread of resources in order to maximise the futures of its own children. As neoliberalism has always been split between socio-economic realities and the expectations of where we “should” be, we are always living with the anxiety of being left behind and the hope that the best is yet to come. The chapters in this collection signal the troubles of the neoliberal family: in particular, the gulf between the practical conditions of family life and the formation of new fantasies. The volume addresses the neoliberal family in a range of contexts: from the domestic, reproductive and bio-political regulation of family life, the representations of the neoliberal family on television and across social media, to the negotiation of family dynamics in maternal memoirs. The work provides a much-needed corrective to the critical emphasis on the macrostructures of the neoliberal world.

Borrowed Body

Borrowed Body
Author : Valerie Mason-John
Publisher : Serpents Tail
Total Pages : 242
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060814152
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borrowed Body Book Description:

I could have been born and raised in Africa. But my Spirit was in too much of a rush to be reincarnated At six weeks I was chucked out into the new year of 1965 which wasn t prepared to welcome an African baby, abandoned on a harsh English winter s day. So begins Pauline s spirited and moving story of her childhood and teenage years in and out of foster homes and detention units, and back and forth to Dr Barnardo s Village in Essex. Her Barnardo s family was ruled by an unlikely trio Aunty Claire, a born-again Christian; her laconic husband, the German Uncle Boris; and the cook, Aunty Morag. Woven into this feisty, quirky account are Pauline s angel and spirit companions Sparky, Annabel and the Snake who play havoc helping her to survive in the real world . The Barnardo s good times are shattered by the sudden visits of her mother, who she calls Wunmi and with whom she goes to live in a London highrise. Wunmi s method of refashioning Pauline into a dutiful African child is literally to knock the English out of her. But survive she does

Faithful

Faithful
Author : Davitt Sigerson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 210
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : IND:30000101890873
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faithful Book Description:

Nick is a trader on the London Stock Exchange and when he meets Trish he falls in love. They are married within a few months and expecting their first child, then Trish's past catches up with her in the form of Joe an ex-lover, she abandons Nick and follows her old love.

Theorising and Representing Maternal Realities

Theorising and Representing Maternal Realities
Author : Marie Porter
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Pub
Total Pages : 219
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131703238
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theorising and Representing Maternal Realities Book Description:

Maternal research is a rapidly expanding, multi-disciplinary form of scholarship. Prior to second wave feminism most motherhood literature was written from a male perspective. This literature focused on telling mothers how to practice mothering without acknowledging the expertise of the mothers themselves. Research on motherhood as it is experienced in all its facets by mothers has only emerged in recent decades. This book is aimed at expanding academic knowledge of motherhood, from a feminist perspective, looking particularly at how maternal subjectivities can be represented and theorised. When mothers themselves (academic or not) are responsible for theorisation and representation of maternal realities, dominant theories and representations of motherhood are radically challenged. In Theorising and Representing Maternal Realities the contributors argue that it is no longer acceptable to regard mothers as mere objects of knowledge and research. They are primarily the subjects of knowledge and research.

The Little Magazine

The Little Magazine
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066249023
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Magazine Book Description:

The Missouri Review

The Missouri Review
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : MINN:31951P01185606R
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missouri Review Book Description: