Safety. The action in Edward St. Aubyn’s finely written novel, At Last, takes place on the day of the protagonist’s mother’s funeral. Patrick Melrose feels relief and a sense of safety now that both his parents are deceased. His father abused him and his mother knew. St. Aubyn’s prose is constructed with great care and precision, full of wit and psychological insight. This novel is part of a series he’s written about the wealthy Melrose family and his insight into the life of the privileged will be appealing to many readers. Fans of finely written literary fiction are those most likely to enjoy this novel.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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