Bad News (Paperback)

Edward St. Aubyn

-   16 years +

THE SECOND PATRICK MELROSE NOVEL Twenty-two years old and in the grip of a massive addiction, Patrick Melrose is forced to fly to New York to collect his father's ashes. Over the course of a weekend, Patrick's remorseless search for drugs on the avenues of Manhattan, haunted by old acquaintances and insistent inner voices, sends him into a nightmarish spiral. Alone in his room at the Pierre Hotel, he pushes body and mind to the very edge desperate always to stay one step ahead of his rapidly encroaching past. 'A beautifully written novel, whose harrowing but fiercely funny portrait of addiction is the best I've ever read' Time Out 'St Aubyn conveys the chaos of emotion, the confusion of heightened sensation, and the daunting contradictions of intellectual endeavour with a force and subtlety that have an exhilarating, almost therapeutic effect' Francis Wyndham, New York Review of Books 'Our purest living prose stylist' Guardian


Product Details

  • Product code: AECBR
  • ISBN: 9781447202950
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 13.1cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: Fri Apr 06 00:00:00 BST 2012
  • Book points: 7

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