Edward St. Aubyn: The Patrick Melrose Novels, Part I

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The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk (Picador) and At Last (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Now that Edward St. Aubyn has completed The Patrick Melrose Novels, it's possible to see the shape of his enterprise: the emergence of Patrick Melrose's consciousness from abused child to a witty, self-destructive addict, and finally to a devastated, but incipiently wise father.  We discuss the shifting perspectives from book to book and decade to decade. (Part II




Alan Howard