'At once epic and intimate, appalling and comic, the Melrose novels are masterpieces' Maggie O'Farrell
The fifth Patrick Melrose novel
As friends, relatives and foes trickle in to pay their final respects to his mother Eleanor, Patrick Melrose finds himself questioning whether a life without parents will be the liberation he has so long imagined. Yet as the memorial service ends and the family gathers one last time, amidst the social niceties and the social horrors, the calms and the rapids, Patrick begins to sense a new current: the chance of some form of safety – at last.
Paperback : 272 pages