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The Resource At last, Edward St Aubyn

At last, Edward St Aubyn

Label
At last
Title
At last
Statement of responsibility
Edward St Aubyn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For 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
Member of
Summary
Friends, relatives, and foes trickle in to pay final respects to Patrick's mother, Eleanor. An American heiress, Eleanor married into the British aristocracy, giving up the grandeur of her upbringing for "good works" freely bestowed on everyone but her own son, who finds himself questioning whether his transition to a life without parents will indeed be the liberation he had so long imagined
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10028875
Cataloging source
DV1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
St. Aubyn, Edward
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6069.T134
LC item number
A93 2013
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Patrick Melrose novels
Series volume
0005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Adult children
  • Parents
  • Psychological fiction
  • Domestic fiction
  • Families
  • Melrose, Patrick (Fictitious character)
Target audience
adult
Label
At last, Edward St Aubyn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Picador edition
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781250023902
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)822262766
  • (OCoLC)ocn822262766
  • 287698
Label
At last, Edward St Aubyn
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Picador edition
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781250023902
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)822262766
  • (OCoLC)ocn822262766
  • 287698

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