Bad News: Book Two of the Patrick Melrose Novels

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Picador, Oct 30, 2012 - Fiction - 184 pages
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In Bad News, the second installment in Edward St. Aubyn’s wonderful, wry and profound series, The Patrick Melrose Cycle, Patrick, now in his twenties, is traveling to New York to collect the ashes of his recently deceased father. Deep in the grasp of a crippling drug addiction, he spends most of his time searching for a fix, alternately suffering from withdrawals, hallucinations, and anguish over his tyrannical father’s death. Written in unflinching, breathtakingly resonant prose, St. Aubyn paints another haunting landscape of human suffering.

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EDWARD ST. AUBYN was born in London in 1960. His superbly acclaimed Patrick Melrose Cycle include Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope (previously published collectively as the Some Hope trilogy), Mother’s Milk (a Man Booker Prize finalist), and At Last. He is also the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge.

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