Mother's Milk

Author(s): Edward St Aubyn

Literary Fiction

Short-listed for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril. Caught in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife consumed by motherhood, his mother consumed by a New Age foundation, and his five-year-old son Robert understanding far more than he ought. Showcasing Edward St Aubyn's ability to combine the most excruciating emotional pain with the driest comedy, "Mother's Milk" is a dazzling exploration of the troubled allegiances between parents and children, husbands and wives. Acerbically witty, disarmingly tender, it goes to the core of a family trapped in the remains of its ever-present past. First published 2006.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780330450768
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : July 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edward St Aubyn
  • : Paperback
  • : 9-Jun
  • : very good
  • : 278