On the Edge

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On the Edge

By Edward St Aubyn

Picador USA, Paperback, 9781250046017, 260pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2014



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 satire of the New Age, which shows St. Aubyn at his finest.

Peter Thorpe is disillusioned with his conventional life as a merchant banker until he meets Sabine, the most enchanting and enigmatic woman he's ever encountered. His desire for her reaches such a pitch that he overturns his whole life, leaving everything behind to follow her into the stronghold of the New Age movement among the stunning peaks and valleys of Big Sur, California. There he meets an eccentric cast of spiritual seekers, joining them in pursuit of that elusive something (happiness?), which he never before dared to imagine possible.

About the Author
Edward St. Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is the author of the "A Clue to the Exit" and "The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, " and "Mother's Milk. "His final Patrick Melrose novel is the standalone "At Last." "Mother's Milk" was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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