The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk, and At Last (The Patrick Melrose Novels) (Paperback)

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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

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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. His acclaimed Patrick Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk (winner of the Prix Femina étranger and short-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and At Last. The series was made into a BAFTA Award–winning Sky Atlantic TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. St. Aubyn is also the author of A Clue to the Exit, On the Edge (short-listed for the Guardian Fiction Prize), Lost for Words (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), and Dunbar, his reimagining of King Lear for the Hogarth Shakespeare project.

Praise For…


“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250069603
ISBN-10: 1250069602
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 880
Language: English
Series: The Patrick Melrose Novels