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Never Mind

Book One of the Patrick Melrose Novels

The Patrick Melrose Novels (Volume 1)

Author: Edward St. Aubyn

Never Mind

Never Mind

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Now a 5-Part Limited Event Series on Showtime, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Blythe Danner

Never Mind
, the first installment in Edward St....

Page Count
208
On Sale
05/08/2018

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Now a 5-Part Limited Event Series on Showtime, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Blythe Danner

Never Mind
, the first installment in Edward St. Aubyn's wonderful, wry, and profound Patrick Melrose Cycle, follows five-year-old Patrick through a single day, as the Melrose family awaits the arrival of guests. Bright and imaginative, young Patrick struggles daily to contend with the searing cruelty of his father and the resignation of his embattled mother. But on this day he must endure an unprecedented horror—one that splits his world in two. In Never Mind, St. Aubyn renders this vivid tragedy with profound grace and precision, and introduces us to the unforgettable, complex figure of Patrick Melrose.

Imprint Publisher

Picador

ISBN

9781250206480

In The News

“The Melrose novels are a masterwork for the twenty-first century, written by one of the great prose stylists in England.” —Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones on the Patrick Melrose Cycle

“When I read St. Aubyn I'm floored over and over again by the warmth and intelligence and eloquence of his work....Gorgeous, golden prose.” —Lev Grossman, Time on the Patrick Melrose Cycle

“On every page of St. Aubyn's work is a sentence or a paragraph that prompts a laugh or a moment of enriched comprehension....Many of the scenes have a delicious, oysterish kind of edible comedy--they read smoothly and go down very easily, like something out of Anthony Powell.” —James Wood, The New Yorker on the Patrick Melrose Cycle

“Read as one long novel, these books form a portrait of a man that feels more alive and true than nearly any I can think of in literature. The Melrose novels have inspired me, changed me, and left me wholly dissatisfied with everything I have read since.” —Ann Patchett, The Guardian on the Patrick Melrose Cycle

“Why did it take me so long to fall in love with the brilliant novels of Edward St. Aubyn?” —Bret Easton Ellis on the Patrick Melrose Cycle

“Edward St. Aubyn's [novels] are so intoxicatingly witty that their high seriousness may not be immediately apparent. This seriousness...is intrinsic to his ferociously comic vision.” —The New York Review of Books on the Patrick Melrose Cycle

“Writing reviews you spend a lot of time typing out the sentences of other people, i.e., quoting. Usually this is dull work; with St. Aubyn, it's a joy.” —Zadie Smith, Harper's Magazine on the Patrick Melrose Cycle

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