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    DescriptionFor Patrick Melrose, 'family' is more than a double-edged sword. As friends, relations and foes trickle in to pay final respects to his mother, Eleanor -- an heiress who forsook the grandeur of her upbringing for 'good works', freely bestowed upon everyone but her own child -- Patrick finds that his transition to orphanhood isn't necessarily the liberation he had so long imagined. Yet as the service ends and the family gather for a final party, as conversations are overheard, danced around and concertedly avoided, amidst the social niceties and the social horrors, the calms and the rapids, Patrick begins to sense a new current. And at the end of the day, alone in his rooftop bedsit, it seems to promise some form of safety, at last. One of the most powerful reflections on pain and acceptance, and the treacheries of family, ever written, At Last is the brilliant culmination of the Melrose books. It is a masterpiece of glittering dark comedy and profound emotional truth.


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    Title
    At Last
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward St. Aubyn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330435901
    ISBN 10: 0330435906
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    06 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge, and the trilogy Some Hope. Mother's Milk was the winner of the Prix Femina Etranger 2007.