On the edge: a novel
FROM THE MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE PATRICK MELROSE NOVELS
Called "the most brilliant novelist of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst), Edward St. Aubyn captivated and astonished readers and critics alike with his mesmerizing quintet, the Patrick Melrose novels. Its publication introduced one of the most complex and fascinating protagonists in modern fiction.
Now being published for the first time in America, On the Edge is an uproarious and sharply rendered satire of the New Age, which shows St. Aubyn at his finest.
Peter Thorpe is disillusioned with his conventional life as a merchant banker until he meets Sabine, the most enchanting and enigmatic woman he's ever encountered. His desire for her reaches such a pitch that he overturns his whole life, leaving everything behind to follow her into the stronghold of the New Age movement among the stunning peaks and valleys of Big Sur, California. There he meets an eccentric cast of spiritual seekers, joining them in pursuit of that elusive something (happiness?), which he never before dared to imagine possible.
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|Grouping Title||on the edge|
|Grouping Author||st aubyn edward|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-01 23:10:40PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-12-18 00:00:25AM|
|author||St. Aubyn, Edward, 1960-|
|author_display||St. Aubyn, Edward|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"Sabine is the most mercurial woman Peter Thorpe has ever known. Such is his desire for her that he overturns his whole life--his disillusioned merchant-banker's life--and leaves everything behind, not caring that his lover is of no fixed address, nor that his search for her will take him to the beating heart of New Ageism in northern California. Each of his fellow seekers is in hot pursuit of that elusive something (happiness?), and in their eccentric company Peter stumbles across vistas he had never before dared to imagine... - Edward St. Aubyn is widely considered one of our finest living novelists, with enthusiastic fans including Zadie Smith, Alan Hollinghurst, Alice Sebold, Maria Semple, Bret Easton Ellis, Ann Patchett and many more... - Highly praised in the U.K., On the Edge will be publishing for the first time in America"--|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000445979|Book|Books|First U.S. edition.|English|Picador/Farrar, Straus & Giroux,|2014.|260 pages ; 21 cm.|
|subject_facet||Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, New Age movement -- Fiction, Self-realization -- Fiction|
|title_display||On the edge : a novel|
|title_full||On the edge : a novel / Edward St. Aubyn|
|title_short||On the edge :|
|topic_facet||Man-woman relationships, New Age movement, Self-realization|