Basis for the Showtime mini-series starring Benedict Cumberbatch
By turns harrowing and hilarious, the ambitious Patrick Melrose Novels dissect 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.
“St. Aubyn writes with exquisite control and a brilliant comic touch…An intelligent and surprisingly hopeful novel…one of the best fictional cycles in contemporary fiction.” —The Boston Globe (on At Last)
Edward St. Aubyn was born in London. His acclaimed Patrick Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk (winner of the Prix Femina étranger and short-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and At Last. The series was made into a BAFTA Award–winning Sky Atlantic TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. St. Aubyn is also the author of A Clue to the Exit, On the Edge (short-listed for the Guardian Fiction Prize), Lost for Words (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), and Dunbar, his reimagining of King Lear for the Hogarth Shakespeare project.
Edward St. Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is the author of A Clue to the Exit,On the Edge, and the highly-accalimed cycle of novels about the Melrose family, including At Last and Mother's Milk, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.