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At Last free pdf A "New York Times" Notable Book of 2012One of "The Telegraph"'s Best Fiction Books 2011One of "Esquire"'s Best Books of 2012One of "TIME"'s Top 10 Fiction Books of 2012Here, from the writer described by "The Guardian" as "our purest living prose stylist" and whom Alan Hollinghurst has called "the most brilliant English novelist of his generation," is a work of glittering social comedy, profound emotional truth, and acute verbal wit. "At Last" is also the stunning culmination of one of the great fiction enterprises of the past two decades in the life of the English novel. As readers of Edward St. Aubyn's extraordinary earlier works--"Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, "and the Man Booker Prize finalist "Mother's Milk--"are well aware, for Patrick Melrose, "family" has always been a double-edged sword. "At Last" begins as friends, relatives, and foes trickle in to pay final respects to his mother, Eleanor. An American heiress, Eleanor married into the British aristocracy, giving up the grandeur of her upbringing for "good works" freely bestowed on everyone but her own son, who finds himself questioning whether his transition to a life without parents will indeed be the liberation he had so long imagined. The service ends, and family and friends gather for a final party. Amid the social niceties and social horrors, Patrick begins to sense the prospect of release from the extremes of his childhood, and at the end of the day, alone in his room, the promise some form of safety. . . "at last."

About Edward St Aubyn

Edward St. Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is the author of "A Clue to the Exit "and "On the Edge"- a "s"eries of novels about the Melrose family, including the trilogy "Some Hope"- and "Mother's Milk," which was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize.

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Author : Edward St Aubyn
Publisher : Farrar Straus Giroux
Data Published : 31 January 2012
ISBN : 1466801484
EAN : 9781466801486
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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