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Patrick Melrose Novels

(2012)
Nevermind / Bad News / Some Hope / Mother's Milk
(A book in the Patrick Melrose series)
An omnibus of novels by

 
For more than twenty years, acclaimed author Edward St. Aubyn has chronicled the life of Patrick Melrose, painting an extraordinary portrait of the beleaguered and self-loathing world of privilege. This single volume collects the first four novels---Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk, a Man Booker finalist---to coincide with the publication of At Last, the final installment of this unique novel cycle.

By turns harrowing and hilarious, these beautifully written novels dissect the English upper class as we follow Patrick Melrose's story from child abuse to heroin addiction and recovery. Never Mind, the first novel, unfolds over a day and an evening at the family's chateaux in the south of France, where the sadistic and terrifying figure of David Melrose dominates the lives of his five-year-old son, Patrick, and his rich and unhappy American mother, Eleanor. From abuse to addiction, the second novel, Bad News opens as the twenty-two-year-old Patrick sets off to collect his father's ashes from New York, where he will spend a drug-crazed twenty-four hours. And back in England, the third novel, Some Hope, offers a sober and clean Patrick the possibility of recovery. The fourth novel, the Booker-shortlisted Mother's Milk, returns to the family chateau, where Patrick, now married and a father himself, struggles with child rearing, adultery, his mother's desire for assisted suicide, and the loss of the family home to a New Age foundation.

Edward St. Aubyn offers a window into a world of utter decadence, amorality, greed, snobbery, and cruelty---welcome to the declining British aristocracy.

Genre: General Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Patrick Melrose Novels
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-4472-5354-X / 978-1-4472-5354-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Patrick Melrose Novels: Picador Classic
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-4472-5352-3 / 978-1-4472-5352-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Patrick Melrose Novels
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-4472-2352-7 / 978-1-4472-2352-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 0-312-42996-7 / 978-0-312-42996-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
ISBN: 1-4272-5993-3 / 978-1-4272-5993-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Patrick Melrose Novels: Picador Classic
Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


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