Urgent emotional intensity, brilliant social satire . . . A terrifying, spectacularly entertaining saga James Lasdun, Guardian
'At once epic and intimate, appalling and comic, the Melrose novels are masterpieces' Maggie O'Farrell
Remarkable. St Aubyns books are at once extremely dark and extremely funny Francine Prose, New York Times
The Melrose novels are remarkable ferociously funny, painfully acute and exhilaratingly written. A brilliantly controlled story of a life sent out of control Peter Kemp, Sunday Times
At Last is a miraculously wrought piece of art Suzi Feay, Financial Times
The pinnacle of a series that has plunged into darkness and risen towards light. At Last is both resounding end and hopeful beginning Philip Womack, Telegraph
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 isnt 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.