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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date November 9, 2005
Pages 235
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781890447403
ISBN-10 1890447404
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $23.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
The author of Some Hope returns with a story of complex family relationships, offering a trenchant novelistic analysis of marriage, adultery, parenthood, and assisted suicide.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Writing with the scathing wit and bright perceptiveness for which he has become known, celebrated English author Edward St. Aubyn creates a complex family portrait that examines the shifting allegiances between mothers, sons, and husbands. The novel’s perspective ricochets among all members of the Melrose family -- the family featured in St. Aubyn’s widely praised trilogy, Some Hope -- starting with Robert, who provides an exceptionally droll and convincing account of being born; to Patrick, a hilariously churlish husband who has been sexually abandoned by his wife in favor of his sons; to Mary, who’s consumed by her children and overwhelming desire not to repeat the mistakes of her own mother. All the while, St. Aubyn examines the web of false promises that entangle this once illustrious family -- whose last vestige of wealth, an old house in the south of France -- is about to be donated by Patrick’s mother to a New Age foundation. An up-to-the-minute dissection of the mores of child-rearing, marriage, adultery, and assisted suicide, Mother’s Milk showcases St. Aubyn’s luminous and acidic prose -- and his masterful ability to combine the most excruciating emotional pain with the driest comedy.


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Hardcover
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from Grove Pr (November 9, 2005)
9781890447403 | details & prices | 235 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $23.00
About: The author of Some Hope returns with a story of complex family relationships, offering a trenchant novelistic analysis of marriage, adultery, parenthood, and assisted suicide.
Paperback
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from Pan Macmillan (February 2, 2012)
9781447202790 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.56 lbs | List price $13.30
About: First published in 2006, Mother's Milk is the fourth novel in the critically acclaimed Patrick Melrose series.

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