Mother's Milk: A Novel

Mother's Milk: A Novel

Edward St. Aubyn


Writing with the scathing wit and vibrant perceptiveness for which he has develop into recognized, celebrated English writer Edward St. Aubyn creates a fancy relations portrait that examines the transferring allegiances among moms, sons, and husbands. The novel’s standpoint ricochets between all participants of the Melrose kinfolk -- the kinfolk featured in St. Aubyn’s broadly praised trilogy, Some Hope -- beginning with Robert, who presents a really droll and convincing account of being born; to Patrick, a hilariously churlish husband who has been sexually deserted through his spouse in want of his sons; to Mary, who’s fed on through her youngsters and overwhelming hope to not repeat the error of her personal mom. the entire whereas, St. Aubyn examines the net of fake grants that entangle this as soon as illustrious relatives -- whose final vestige of wealth, an outdated condominium within the south of France -- is ready to be donated through Patrick’s mom to a brand new Age origin. an up to date dissection of the mores of child-rearing, marriage, adultery, and assisted suicide, Mother’s Milk showcases St. Aubyn’s luminous and acidic prose -- and his masterful skill to mix the main excruciating emotional soreness with the driest comedy.

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