Mother’s Milk

Edward St Aubyn

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 12-04-2012


The penultimate novel in the Patrick Melrose novels, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mother’s Milk is the fourth of Edward St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels, adapted for TV for Sky Atlantic and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as aristocratic addict, Patrick.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.

Additional information

Weight 0.196 kg
Dimensions 17 × 129 × 197 mm
Page Count 288