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Mother's Milk

(2005)
(The fourth book in the Patrick Melrose series)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Writing with the scathing wit and bright perceptiveness for which he has become known, celebrated English author Edward St. Aubyn creates a complex family portrait that examines the shifting allegiances between mothers, sons, and husbands. The novel's perspective ricochets among all members of the Melrose family -- the family featured in St. Aubyn's widely praised trilogy, Some Hope -- starting with Robert, who provides an exceptionally droll and convincing account of being born; to Patrick, a hilariously churlish husband who has been sexually abandoned by his wife in favor of his sons; to Mary, who's consumed by her children and overwhelming desire not to repeat the mistakes of her own mother. All the while, St. Aubyn examines the web of false promises that entangle this once illustrious family -- whose last vestige of wealth, an old house in the south of France -- is about to be donated by Patrick's mother to a New Age foundation. An up-to-the-minute dissection of the mores of child-rearing, marriage, adultery, and assisted suicide, Mother's Milk showcases St. Aubyn's luminous and acidic prose -- and his masterful ability to combine the most excruciating emotional pain with the driest comedy.

Genre: General Fiction
 
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Used availability for Edward St. Aubyn's Mother's Milk


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Hardback Editions

January 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: MOTHER'S MILK LARGE PRINT
Author(s): EDWARD ST AUBYN
ISBN: 1-84632-917-5 / 978-1-84632-917-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: CLIPPER LARGE PRINT
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-43589-2 / 978-0-330-43589-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk signed edition
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-45149-9 / 978-0-330-45149-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-890447-40-4 / 978-1-890447-40-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press, Open City Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk (Film Tie-In)
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-54452-7 / 978-0-330-54452-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-4472-0302-X / 978-1-4472-0302-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition) (Picador 40th Anniversary Editn)
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-4472-0279-1 / 978-1-4472-0279-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Mothers Milk Film Tie in
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-54477-2 / 978-0-330-54477-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Paperback Omes
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-43591-4 / 978-0-330-43591-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk: A Novel
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-890447-42-0 / 978-1-890447-42-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press, Open City Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-45076-X / 978-0-330-45076-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Mothers Milk
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-45110-3 / 978-0-330-51197-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Paperback Omes
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Mothers Milk
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-330-51197-1 / 978-0-330-51197-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Paperback Omes
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk: A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 4
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

November 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk: A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 4
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Mother's Milk (The Patrick Melrose Novels Book 4)
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


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