Mother's milk
St. Aubyn, Edward 
Patrick Melrose Novels   

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Fiction
BIC Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Publication Date: 6/04/2012
Place of Publication: United Kingdom

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Now a husband and a father, and irresistibly caught up in a wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife Mary consumed by motherhood, his mother Eleanor consumed by a New Age foundation, and his five-year-old son understanding far more than he ought. Set between the south of France and the USA, Mother's Milk is a breathtaking exploration of the troubled allegiances between parents and children, husbands and wives. 'So good so fantastically well-written, profound and humane is heart-stopping' Observer 'He combines an effortless, clever elegance with pitch-black humour and total immersion in the drama of the human heart' Sunday Telegraph 'St Aubyn is a staggeringly good prose stylist and evidently has a big and open heart' The Times 'It's difficult to think of anyone who writes better about children and married life and St Aubyn is desperately, despairingly witty.