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Lost For Words

(2014)
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Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel
Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade. Ecstatic praise came from a wide range of admirers, from literary superstars such as Zadie Smith, Francine Prose, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Michael Chabon to pop-culture icons such as Anthony Bourdain and January Jones. Now St. Aubyn returns with a hilariously smart send-up of a certain major British literary award.

The judges on the panel of the Elysian Prize for Literature must get through hundreds of submissions to find the best book of the year. Meanwhile, a host of writers are desperate for Elysian attention: the brilliant writer and serial heartbreaker Katherine Burns; the lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black; and Bunjee, convinced that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary world by storm. Things go terribly wrong when Katherine's publisher accidentally submits a cookery book in place of her novel; one of the judges finds himself in the middle of a scandal; and Bunjee, aghast to learn his book isn't on the short list, seeks revenge.

Lost for Words is a witty, fabulously entertaining satire that cuts to the quick of some of the deepest questions about the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture, and asks how we can ever hope to recognize real talent when everyone has an agenda.


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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lost for Words: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-374-28029-0 / 978-0-374-28029-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-45422-6 / 978-0-330-45422-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-45423-4 / 978-0-330-45423-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lost for Words: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-250-06921-1 / 978-1-250-06921-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Lost for Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-5098-0410-2 / 978-1-5098-0410-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan/Bolinda
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June 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Lost for Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-5098-0411-0 / 978-1-5098-0411-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan/Bolinda
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October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lost for Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-4272-6272-1 / 978-1-4272-6272-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lost for Words: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lost for Words: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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May 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lost for Words: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lost For Words
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK