#4 in series

Mother's Milk

Book 4 in the series

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Picador

Publication date: 12.04.2012
ISBN: 9781447203025
Number of pages: 288

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mother's Milk is the fourth Patrick Melrose novel from Edward St Aubyn, which have been filmed for Sky Atlantic, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril. Caught up in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife Mary consumed by motherhood, his mother in thrall to a New Age foundation, and his young son Robert understanding far more than he should. But even as the family struggles against the pull of its ever-present past, a new generation brings a new tenderness, and the possibility of change.