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On the Edge

Edward St Aubyn

Shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award

Sabine is the most mercurial woman Peter Thorpe has ever known. Such is his desire for her that he overturns his whole life - his disillusioned merchant-banker's life - and leaves everything behind, not caring that his lover is of no fixed address, nor that his search for her will take him to the beating heart of New Ageism in northern California.

Each of his fellow seekers is in hot pursuit of that elusive something (happiness?), and in their eccentric company Peter stumbles across vistas he had never before dared to imagine . . .

'An intellectually informed, richly insightful and vigorously funny take on the modern condition' Sunday Times

'Pierced with goodwill, tenderness and a new kind of thoughtfulness' Spectator

'St Aubyn has achieved a comic novel which is more than a send-up and carries the message that love is not quite all you need' Independent

'His satire is unfailingly funny and immensely satisfying' Guardian




Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781447253563
Published: 18/06/2015

Edward St Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. His superbly acclaimed Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope (published collectively as the Some Hope trilogy), Mother's Milk (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006) and At Last. He is also the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit and On the Edge.

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