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Some Hope: A Trilogy


Some Hope marks the U.S. debut of Edward St. Aubyn, highly acclaimed in the United Kingdom as one of the most original, intelligent, and acerbically ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Smart, Searing Writing

by misterpickle93 on Apr 3, 2007

In the tradition of Waugh and the Amises, Mr. St. Aubyn writes beautiful, bracing prose that exposes the decadence and dissipation of a slice of upper class British society. The trilogy follows young Patrick Melrose, beginning with a childhood of both extraordinary privilege and monstrous abuse through a harrowing drug binge that leaves him teetering on the edge of insanity and death. It culminates in a witty, farcical country house party after which the older and slightly wiser Patrick seems ready to find his own path. Mordant, incisive writing. Highly recommended.

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