The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk, and At Last (The Patrick Melrose Novels) (Paperback)

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If you enjoyed the Neapolitan Novels because of their deep, intimate exploration of a single character over time, you might be interested in another literary series: the Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St. Aubyn. St. Aubyn follows Patrick, his semi-autobiographical protagonist, over the course of four novels that follow him from childhood to fatherhood, with drug benders, family feuding, and catastrophic dinner parties along the way. The books balance a tender examination of trauma with a sense of humor like Oscar Wilde on cocaine, and bring their titular character truly to life.--Griffin

— From If You Loved..."My Brilliant Friend"

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NOW COLLECTED INTO ONE VOLUME FOR THE FIRST TIME, ALL FIVE INSTALLMENTS OF EDWARD ST. AUBYN'S CELEBRATED PATRICK MELROSE NOVELS

Soon to be a Showtime TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Blythe Danner

Edward St. Aubyn has penned one of the most acclaimed series of the decade with the Patrick Melrose Novels. Now you can read all five novels in one volume: Never Mind, Bad News, Mother's Milk, Some Hope, and At Last.

By turns harrowing and hilarious, this ambitious novel cycle dissects the English upper class. Edward St. Aubyn offers his reader the often darkly funny and self-loathing world of privilege as we follow Patrick Melrose's story of abuse, addiction, and recovery from the age of five into early middle age.

The Patrick Melrose Novels are "a memorable tour de force" (The New York Times Book Review) by one of "the most brilliant English novelists of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst).

About the Author


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

Praise For…


“Stunning, sparkling fiction . . . Unforgettable.” —The Wall Street Journal

“One of the most amazing reading experiences I've had in a decade.” —Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times

“One of the best fictional cycles in contemporary fiction.” —The Boston Globe



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250069603
ISBN-10: 1250069602
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 880
Language: English
Series: The Patrick Melrose Novels