Mother's Milk

by Edward St.Aubyn | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0330435892 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Chremajora of Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 2/2/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by Chremajora from Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, February 02, 2016
The Melrose family is in peril. Through shifting perspectives, Edward St. Aubyn's elegant and scathingly witty novel examines the troubled allegiances between parents and children, husbands and wives. From young Robert, who provides an exceptionally droll and compelling account of being born, to Patrick, a hilariously churlish husband who has been sexually abandoned by his wife in favour of motherhood, to Mary, who is consumed both by her children and by an overwhelming desire not to repeat the mistakes of her own mother, St. Aubyn uncovers the web of false promises that entangle this once-illustrious family whose last vestige of wealth - an old house in the south of France - is about to be permanently donated by Patrick's mother to a New Age foundation.

A brilliant dissection of the mores of child-rearing, marriage, adultery and euthanasia, Mother's Milk showcases Edward St. Aubyn's luminous and acidic prose - and his masterful ability to combine the most excrutiating emotional pain with the driest comedy.

Journal Entry 2 by Chremajora at Vosselaar, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (2/11/2016 UTC) at Vosselaar, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium


Hurrah! A wishlist book for Bloedengel! I hope you enjoy it.


Good luck out in the wilds, dear book. Don't forget to write home whenever you can manage it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingbloedengelwing at Vosselaar, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Saturday, February 20, 2016
Hello !
Here is the book !
I made a big journey, all the way to Belgium. I guess I like it there, although it's wet and grey and cold.
I will stay there for a while (there are lots of other friends to play with) and will let you know what my new -temporary- home thought of me afterwards !

Journal Entry 4 by wingbloedengelwing at Vosselaar, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Friday, August 09, 2019
Someone gave me a Dutch copy of this beautiful book, so this one will soon continue it's journey.

Released 1 mo ago (10/13/2019 UTC) at Eetcafé Bed & Breakfast Edelweiss in Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium


Goeie reis !

Journal Entry 6 by Urdavik at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
In transit.

Journal Entry 7 by Urdavik at City Hall in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, October 25, 2019

Released 3 wks ago (10/20/2019 UTC) at City Hall in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom


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