"St. Aubyn's vaguely satanic British upper-class life is an unlikely blend of Henry James and Bret Easton Ellis."
British author St. Aubyn makes his American debut with a trio of novellas that fit together well in the story of a man's abusive father and the effects of a decadent upper class.
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"Though with plenty of good moments, this ranks as lesser work by an author who's done much better."
If you can see the end coming from a long way off, do you rush toward it or head in the opposite direction? Therein lies a question to be wrestled with—and so St. Aubyn (On the Edge, 2014, etc.) does.Read full book review >
"Scholarly apparatus, including a bibliographical essay and genealogical table, enhance the value of a study that, in disregarding the intellectual, political, and economic crises of the period, is most suitable as family entertainment."
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