Some Hope by Edward St. Aubyn
A Trilogy

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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 witty voices of our time. From Provence to New York to Gloucestershire, through the savageries of a childhood with a tyrannical father and an alcoholic mother, to a young adulthood fraught with dissolute behavior, we follow Patrick Melrose's search for redemption amid a crowd of glittering social dragonflies whose vapidity is the subject of his most stinging and memorable barbs. At once hilarious and deeply moving, Some Hope — originally published in England as three separate novels — is a stunningly authentic depiction of a man's journey to and from the farthest limits of the human gamut.

About Edward St. Aubyn

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Born in 1960, Edward St Aubyn is the author of four highly praised novels, "Never Mind (winner of the Betty Trask Award 1992), "Bad News, "Some Hope and "On the Edge. He lives in London and France.
Published October 30, 2003 by Open City Books. 336 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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We follow Patrick as he visits the funeral home abroad to gloat over the body, then allows himself to indulge in the best smack in the world, fending off the voices that are the evidence of his trauma: “Every thought or hint of a thought took on a personality stronger than his own.” A bad parody ...

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Coinciding with the publication of At Last, this omnibus edition shows that St. Aubyn’s five Patrick Melrose novels may well constitute one of the most ambitious novel cycles since Anthony Powell’s A Dance to the Music of Time.

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The Independent

From time to time, he employs a baroque image that seems to have come from a more elaborate novel: 'the hairdresser arrived at twelve-thirty to rebuild those cliffs of grey hair against which so many upstarts had dashed themselves in vain'.

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The New York Review of Books

The story begins when Patrick is five years old and David rapes him.

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