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Mother's Milk By Edward St Aubyn

Mother's Milk
by Edward St Aubyn

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006
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Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2006

WINNER OF THE 2006 SOUTH BANK LITERATURE AWARD

The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril. Caught in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife consumed by motherhood, his mother consumed by a New Age foundation, and his five-year-old son Robert understanding far more than he ought.

Showcasing Edward St Aubyn's ability to combine the most excruciating emotional pain with the driest comedy, Mother's Milk is a dazzling exploration of the troubled allegiances between parents and children, husbands and wives. Acerbically witty, disarmingly tender, it goes to the core of a family trapped in the remains of its ever-present past.

'So good - so fantastically well-written, profound and humane . . . it is heart-stopping' Observer

'The bravura quality of St Aubyn's performance is irresistible' Sunday Telegraph

'Wonderful caustic wit . . . Polished yet profound, it's even better than his previous work, and that's saying something' Guardian

'Mother's Milk has the cerebral excitement and piercing funniness of St Aubyn at his brilliant best' Tatler

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About Edward St Aubyn


Edward St. Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge, and the trilogy Some Hope.

Additional information

GOR000410648
Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn
Edward St Aubyn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2006-09-23
288
0330435914
9780330435918
Short-listed for Man Booker Prize 2006 (UK)
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