"Ouch. Such harsh stuff so beautifully written. Shows the link between smart (adj.) and smart (v.). If I had to pick a favorite, I’d say “Mother’s Milk”, but that may tell you too much about me."— From Philipp
NOW COLLECTED INTO ONE VOLUME FOR THE FIRST TIME, ALL FIVE INSTALLMENTS OF EDWARD ST. AUBYN'S CELEBRATED PATRICK MELROSE NOVELS
Soon to be a Showtime TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Blythe Danner
Edward St. Aubyn has penned one of the most acclaimed series of the decade with the Patrick Melrose Novels. Now you can read all five novels in one volume: Never Mind, Bad News, Mother's Milk, Some Hope, and At Last.
By turns harrowing and hilarious, this ambitious novel cycle dissects the English upper class. Edward St. Aubyn offers his reader the often darkly funny and self-loathing world of privilege as we follow Patrick Melrose's story of abuse, addiction, and recovery from the age of five into early middle age.
The Patrick Melrose Novels are "a memorable tour de force" (The New York Times Book Review) by one of "the most brilliant English novelists of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst).
About the Author
Edward St. Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is the author of A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge; a series of novels about the Melrose family, including the trilogy Some Hope; and Mother’s Milk, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize.
“Stunning, sparkling fiction . . . Unforgettable.” —The Wall Street Journal
“One of the most amazing reading experiences I've had in a decade.” —Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times
“One of the best fictional cycles in contemporary fiction.” —The Boston Globe