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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Review: Some Hope: A Trilogy (The Patrick Melrose Novels #1-3)

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Three short books that should be read together....and now I find there are two more! Goodo! Read full review

Review: Some Hope: A Trilogy (The Patrick Melrose Novels #1-3)

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This book pretty much floored me. It's split into three eras: The Abuse, The Downfall, and The Redemption. Although I was horrified at the author's tales of abuse as a child, I was later curious about ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Born in 1960, Edward St Aubyn is the author of four highly praised novels, "Never Mind (winner of the Betty Trask Award 1992), "Bad News, "Some Hope and "On the Edge. He lives in London and France.

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