On the Edge

On the Edge

FROM THE MAN BOOKER–SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE PATRICK MELROSE NOVELS

Called "the most brilliant novelist of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst), Edward St. Aubyn captivated and astonished readers and critics alike with his mesmerizing quintet, the Patrick Melrose novels. Its publication introduced one of the most complex and fascinating protagonists in modern fiction.

Now being published for the first time in America, On the Edge is an uproarious and sharply rendered… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


This is a novel to go to when you only want to be amused and distracted by someone terrifically — say terrifyingly — smart.

With its many couplings, uncouplings and recouplings, “On the Edge” (the title itself a sly joke) is, for all its keen awareness of suffering, a comedy with a happy ending, if not a “happy ending.”

Kirkus Reviews : On the Edge (October 15, 2014)

Diverting but minor early work from a major novelist.


Book Details  


Publisher: Picador (October 14, 2014)

Collection: Picador

Language: English


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