On The Edge

On The Edge

3.05 (466 ratings by Goodreads)
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Edward St. Aubyn's On The Edge is a witty and philosophical satire about New Age soul-searchers.

Sabine is the most mercurial woman Peter Thorpe has ever known. Such is his desire for her that he overturns his whole life - his disillusioned merchant-banker's life - and leaves everything behind, not caring that his lover is of no fixed address, nor that his search for her will take him to the beating heart of New Ageism in northern California.

Each of his fellow seekers is in hot pursuit of that elusive something (happiness?), and in their eccentric company Peter stumbles across vistas he had never before dared to imagine . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 18mm | 196g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 1447253566
  • 9781447253563
  • 426,021

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St Aubyn has achieved a comic novel which is more than a send-up and carries the message that love is not quite all you need. * Independent * An intellectually informed, richly insightful and vigorously funny take on the modern condition. * Sunday Times * Pierced with goodwill, tenderness and a new kind of thoughtfulness. * Spectator * His satire is unfailingly funny and immensely satisfying. * Guardian *
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About Edward St Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed trilogy Some Hope, reissued by Picador in 2006, and of Mother's Milk, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and won the South Bank Literature Award. On the Edge was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award in 1998.
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466 ratings
3.05 out of 5 stars
5 12% (56)
4 22% (102)
3 32% (150)
2 27% (124)
1 7% (34)
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