At Last, Paperback Book
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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.

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What I enjoyed most about this novel was the author's unblinking and satirical view of the assorted upper-crust assembled for the funeral of Eleanor, Patrick Melrose's mother. There was some very sharp writing, some of its withering and some of it very comic.

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