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We Need to Talk About Kevin Chapter 13: January 1, 2001

By Lionel Shriver

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Chapter 13: January 1, 2001

  • Eva confesses to Franklin that she hated that new house on sight. It was modern, but it had no character.
  • However, at the time, Eva pretends she loves it.
  • Eva jumps around a bit in this letter, telling Franklin that she went to visit his parents after Thursday, which is what she calls the day of Kevin's incident.
  • Eva and the 'rents have supremely awkward small talkā€”and supremely awkward big talk about Kevin.
  • Everyone feels uncomfortable because no matter what questions they ask about Kevin, there are no answers.
  • Eva signs off: "Happy New Year, my dear" (13.72).

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