Some Hope: A Trilogy

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Open City Books, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
17 Reviews
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)

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

What one might expect of a mash-up between wodehouse, PG and Martin Amis. To some, this would be more than the sum of its parts. To others, myself included, worse. The second novel of the three included in this collection (Never Mind) is in particular tendentiously boring. Read full review

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

User Review  - Tiffany Reisz - Goodreads

Yet another glorious Edward St. Aubyn novel. These might be literary fiction but I read them like a kid eats candy, I swear. 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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