At Last

By: Edward St. Aubyn

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For Patrick Melrose, 'family' is more than a double-edged sword. As friends, relations and foes trickle in to pay final respects to his mother, Eleanor - an heiress who forsook the grandeur of her upbringing for 'good works', freely bestowed upon everyone but her own child - Patrick finds that his transition to orphanhood isn't necessarily the liberation he had so long imagined. Yet as the service ends and the family gather for a final party, as conversations are overheard, danced around and concertedly avoided, amidst the social niceties and the social horrors, the calms and the rapids, Patrick begins to sense a new current. And at the end of the day, alone in his rooftop bedsit, it seems to promise some form of safety, at last. One of the most powerful reflections on pain and acceptance, and the treacheries of family, ever written, "At Last" is the brilliant culmination of the Melrose books. It is a masterpiece of glittering dark comedy and profound emotional truth.Black cloth with gold spine lettering. 266pp. Like new condition. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied.

Title: At Last

Author Name: Edward St. Aubyn

Categories: Fiction & Classics & Literature,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: London, Picador USA: 2011

ISBN Number: 0330435906

ISBN Number 13: 9780330435901

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 039488