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Publisher: Open City Books (2003-10-30)
ISBN-10/ISBN-13: 1890447366 / 9781890447366
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 2146192
A 2004 Vacation Reading (selected by The New York Times)
“Part comedy of manners, part chamber of horrors, these linked autobiographical novellas, set in the loftiest echelons of the British upper class, demonstrate that deep chemical dissolution and crisp Savile Row tailoring need not be conflicting imperatives.”
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.
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