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Some Hope

by Edward St. Aubyn

Part of the The Patrick Melrose Novels Series

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Some Hope Synopsis

THE THIRD PATRICK MELROSE NOVEL Patrick Melrose, cleaned-up and world-weary, is a reluctant guest at a glittering party deep in the English countryside. Amid a crowd of flitting social dragonflies, he finds his search for redemption and capacity for forgiveness challenged by his observation of the cruelties around him. Armed with his biting wit and a newly fashioned openness, can Patrick, who has been to the furthest limits of experience and back again, find release from the savageries of his childhood? 'A masterpiece. Edward St Aubyn is a writer of immense gifts' Patrick McGrath 'St Aubyn's Melrose series slices and dices morality with prose so chiselled and a narrative so intense that the hairs on the back of your neck stand up' Geordie Greig, Evening Standard 'I've loved Edward St Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels. Read them all, now' David Nicholls 'A memorable tour de force' New York Times Book Review

Some Hope Press Reviews

Praise for the Patrick Melrose novels:

 

'Humor, pathos, razor-sharp judgement, pain, joy and everything in between. The Melrose novels are a masterwork for the twenty-first century, by one of our greatest prose stylists'
Alice Sebold

 

'The wit of Wilde, the lightness of Wodehouse, the waspishness of Waugh. A joy' Zadie Smith

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ISBN: 9781447202967
Publication date: 06/04/2012
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447202967
Publication date: 6th April 2012
Author: Edward St. Aubyn
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Edward St. Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is the author of seven novels, the most recent of which is At Last, the final volume in his Melrose series of novels. The others are 'Never Mind' (winner of the Betty Trask Award), 'Bad News', 'Mother’s Milk' (shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and winner of the 2007 Prix Femina Etranger and the 2007 South Bank Show Award for Literature). Edward St Aubyn's other novels are 'On the Edge' (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize) and 'A Clue to the Exit'.   Author photo © Timothy Allen

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