Mother's Milk: A Novel
Writing with the scathing wit and bright perceptiveness for which he has become known, celebrated English author Edward St. Aubyn creates a complex family portrait that examines the shifting allegiances between mothers, sons, and husbands. The novel's perspective ricochets among all members of the Melrose family -- the family featured in St. Aubyn's widely praised trilogy, "Some Hope" -- starting with Robert, who provides an exceptionally droll and convincing account of being born; to Patrick, a hilariously churlish husband who has been sexually abandoned by his wife in favor of his sons; to Mary, who's consumed by her children and overwhelming desire not to repeat the mistakes of her own mother. All the while, St. Aubyn examines the web of false promises that entangle this once illustrious family -- whose last vestige of wealth, an old house in the south of France -- is about to be donated by Patrick's mother to a New Age foundation. An up-to-the-minute dissection of the mores of child-rearing, marriage, adultery, and assisted suicide, "Mother's Milk" showcases St. Aubyn's luminous and acidic prose -- and his masterful ability to combine the most excruciating emotional pain with the driest comedy.
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Review: Mother's Milk (The Patrick Melrose Novels #4)User Review - Hal - Goodreads
So very British. Lots of class, manners, money, and drinking. Read full review
Review: Mother's Milk (The Patrick Melrose Novels #4)User Review - Carol Gaston - Goodreads
So witty, such intelligent observations and so, so English!! Read full review
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Mother's Milk by Edward St. Aubyn
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St Aubyn's new novel, Mother's Milk, is so good - so fantastically well-written, ... Mother's Milk takes up Patrick's story once more. He has children now, ...
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Eve's Alexandria: Mother's Milk - Booker Longlist 2006, #1
When I get home in a couple of days, I'll scan the cover of my version of Mother's Milk and put it up: it is rather different from yours. ...
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Mother's Milk - International Herald Tribune
FICTION. By Edward St. Aubyn 235 pages. $23. Open City Books
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Man Overboard: Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn
Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn. Several years ago I studied literary theory, and was introduced to Louis Althusser and his concept of interpellation. ...
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'Mother's Milk' - New York Times
"Everything was open to question, except the fact that he was separated from his mother. Now that he realized there was a difference between them, ...
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Mother’s Milk « Charlotte’s Web
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Mothers Milk (novel by St. Aubyn) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Family issues again arose in Edward St. Aubyn's Mother's Milk, short-listed for the Man Booker, which explored how mothers affect the past, present, ...
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