Lost for Words: A Novel

Lost for Words: A Novel

Edward St. Aubyn

Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting a complete social international" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times)

Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels have been one of the most celebrated works of fiction of the earlier decade. Ecstatic compliment got here from a variety of admirers, from literary superstars equivalent to Zadie Smith, Francine Prose, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Michael Chabon to pop-culture icons similar to Anthony Bourdain and January Jones. Now St. Aubyn returns with a hilariously clever send-up of a definite significant British literary award.
The judges at the panel of the Elysian Prize for Literature needs to get via thousands of submissions to discover the simplest booklet of the yr. in the meantime, a number of writers are determined for Elysian consciousness: the intense author and serial heartbreaker Katherine Burns; the lovelorn debut novelist Sam Black; and Bunjee, confident that his magnum opus, The Mulberry Elephant, will take the literary global by means of typhoon. issues cross extraordinarily improper whilst Katherine's writer by accident submits a cookery e-book in preference to her novel; one of many judges reveals himself in the midst of a scandal; and Bunjee, aghast to benefit his e-book is not at the brief record, seeks revenge.
Lost for Words is a witty, fabulously unique satire that cuts to the fast of a few of the inner most questions on where of paintings in our celebrity-obsessed tradition, and asks how we will be able to ever desire to acknowledge actual expertise while each person has an agenda.

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