Author(s): Edward St. Aubyn
THE FOURTH PATRICK MELROSE NOVEL The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril. Caught up in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife Mary consumed by motherhood, his mother in thrall to a New Age foundation, and his young son Robert understanding far more than he should. But even as the family struggles against the pull of its ever-present past, a new generation brings a new tenderness, and the possibility of change.
'So good so fantastically well written, profound and humane ... it is heartstopping' - Rachel Cooke, Observer 'The bravura quality of St Aubyn's performance is irresistible. Brilliant' - Sunday Telegraph 'Mother's Milk has the cerebral excitement and piercing funniness of St Aubyn at his brilliant best' - Tatler 'The Melrose sequence is now clearly one of the major achievements of contemporary British fiction' - Evening Standard 'St Aubyn is a staggeringly good prose stylist and evidently has a big and open heart' - The Times
Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. His superbly acclaimed Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope (previously published collectively as the Some Hope trilogy), Mother's Milk and At Last. He is also the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge.