Summary

By turns harrowing and hilarious, this ambitious novel cycle dissects the English upper class. Edward St. Aubyn offers his reader the often darkly funny and self-loathing world of privilege as we follow Patrick Melrose's story of abuse, addiction, and recovery from the age of five into early middle age.

The Patrick Melrose novels are "a memorable tour de force" (New York Times Book Review) by one of "the most brilliant English novelists of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst).