These five novellas are a gripping account of a child, the titular Patrick Melrose, overcoming his upbringing with a sociopathic father, a challenging examination of a man’s relationship with a disaffected mother, his own struggles with severe drug addiction and attempts to be a good family man, and a scathing look at everything that is wrong with British culture. The time jumps are intricate and lovely, and St. Aubyn’s satirical humor while skewering the british upper crust balances his emotionally haunting portrait of a complicated family - these novellas are part gripping bildungsroman, part family epic.— Jeff
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).
“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