At Last is the fifth and final novel in Edward St Aubyn's semi-autobiographical series, The Patrick Melrose Novels, filmed for Sky Atlantic and starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
As friends, relatives and foes trickle in to pay their final respects to his mother Eleanor, Patrick Melrose finds himself questioning whether a life without parents will be the liberation he has so long imagined. Yet as the memorial service ends and the family gathers one last time, amidst the social niceties and the social horrors, the calms and the rapids, Patrick begins to sense a new current: the chance of some form of safety – at last.
Edward St Aubyn
On 12th April Picador will publish the reissued At Last, the fifth and final novel in the Patrick Melrose saga.
Originally published in the Guardian on Saturday 11 June 2011, Edward St Aubyn tells us his reasons for revisiting the character of Patrick Melrose in his novel, Mother's Milk.
Listen to Edward St Aubyn talking about his last novel in the Melrose saga, At Last, to Claire Armitstead on the Guardian Books podcast.
If you haven't read any Edward St Aubyn yet, then you are seriously missing out on something very, very special.
Read an extract from At Last, the fifth and final book in Edward St Aubyn's Patrick Melrose saga.
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