Lost for Words

Lost for Words

Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting an entire social world" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times)

Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade. Ecstatic praise came from a wide range of admirers, from literary superstars such as Zadie Smith, Francine Prose, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Michael Chabon to pop-culture icons such as Anthony Bourdain and January Jones. Now St. Aubyn returns with a hilariously… (more)

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Editorial reviews (5 reviews)


Comic novels are hard to pull off, and line for line in this one there's more wit and fizz and linguistic playfulness than in almost any other contemporary novel I can think of.

A knockabout comic novel needs a plot that believes in its own twists and turns, and that is not on offer here.

This deliciously irreverent novel, Edward St. Aubyn’s eighth, will delight his admirers on this side of the Atlantic, but such being the nature of literary justice it must be acknowledged that their numbers are small.


Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 20, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English

Awards: Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014 winner


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