Some Hope: A Trilogy

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Open City Books, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Patrick has cleaned up his act and is attending a party out in the country. Princess Margaret is attending. He is agonizing over how he is going to be able to get rid of all the hatred he has for his ... Read full review

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For the first 19 pages, I was disgusted: would this turn out to be the usual, over-descriptive, self-pitying mush? For God's sake, why do you need to say 'black and white magpie'? What the heck other ... Read full review

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