At Last: A Novel by Edward St. Aubyn

By Edward St. Aubyn

Book Details:

ISBN: 9781250023902
EAN: 9781250023902
ASIN: 1250023904
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2012-12-24
Number of Pages: 272
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A New York Times outstanding e-book of the Year
A Time Magazine top ebook of the Year
An Esquire top ebook of Year

"Beautifully wrought . . . Brutally humorous and sad."-Vanity Fair

Here, from the author defined via The Guardian as "our purest residing prose stylist" and whom Alan Hollinghurst has referred to as "the such a lot terrific English novelist of his generation," is a piece of glittering social comedy, profound emotional fact, and acute verbal wit. At Last is usually the beautiful fruits of 1 of the nice fiction corporations of the previous twenty years within the lifetime of the English novel.

As readers of Edward St. Aubyn's amazing prior works-Never brain, undesirable information, a few wish, and the fellow Booker Prize finalist Mother's Milk-are good acutely aware, for Patrick Melrose, "family" has consistently been a double-edged sword. At Last begins as friends, kin, and foes trickle in to pay ultimate respects to his mom, Eleanor. An Americam heiress, Eleanor married into the British aristocracy, giving up the grandeur of her upbringing for "good works" freely bestowed on each person yet her personal son, who reveals himself wondering even if his transition to a existence with out mom and dad will certainly be the liberation he had see you later imagined. 

The carrier ends, and family and friends gather for a last occasion. Amid the social niceties and social horrors, Patrick starts off to feel the chance of unlock from the extremes of his youth, and on the finish of the day, on my own in his room, the promise a few kind of security. . . at last.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Edward St. Aubyn (Born: 1960/01/14)

Author Description: Edward St Aubyn used to be born in London in 1960. He used to be knowledgeable at Westminster tuition and Keble collage, Oxford collage. he's the writer of six novels, the latest of which, ‘Mother's Milk', used to be shortlisted for the 2006 guy Booker Prize, received the 2007 Prix Femina Etranger and received the 2007 South financial institution exhibit award on literature.

His first novel, ‘Never Mind' (1992) received the Betty Trask award. This novel, in addition to ‘Bad News' (1992) and ‘Some Hope' (1994) grew to become a trilogy, now jointly released less than the identify ‘Some Hope'.

His different fiction comprises ‘On the Edge' (1998) which used to be shortlisted for the mum or dad Fiction Prize and A Clue to the go out (2000).

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/23194

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Carol shook her neat red-haired shampoo-commercial head, not turning from her wiping. " "Okay," Joanna said. " She spoke to Barbara Chamalian, on the other side of the Van Sants. "Thanks, but I don't see how I could manage it," Barbara said. She was a square-jawed brownhaired woman, in a snug pink dress molding an exceptionally good figure. "Lloyd stays in town a lot," she said, "and the evenings he doesn't, he Ekes to go to the Men's Association. I'd hate to pay a sitter for just-" "It could be during school hours," Joanna said.

No, she didn't know how it was, thank God. Not to be like that, a compulsive hausfrau. Who could blame Ted for taking advantage of such an asking-to-be-exploited patsy? She could blame him, that's who. Walter came out of the house in a light jacket. "I don't think I'll be i-nore than an hour or so," he said. "That Carol Van Sant is not to be believed," she said. "She can't come over for a cup of coffee because she has to wax the family-room floor. " "Jesus," Walter said, shaking his head. " He laughed.

Sitting in his chair (next to still-watching-the-ceiling Dale Coba), he was pecking with a blue pen at a notebook on his dapper- striped knee, looking at her and looking at his pecking. Ike Mazzard! Sketching her! The men had fallen silent. They looked into their drinks, swirled their ice cubes. " "Every girl's an Ike Mazzard girl," Mazzard said, and smiled at her and smiled at his pecking. She looked to Walter; he smiled embarrassedly and shrugged. She looked at Mazzard again, and-not moving her head -at the other men.

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