Thursday, October 9, 2014

Coming Soon to a Book Store near You - On the Edge; Edward St. Aubyn

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for today.  What do you think about this novel -- would you try it?  

 On the Edge; Edward St. Aubyn
Picador - October 2014


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.


  1. Hmmmmm, wonder if the happiness is found?!?!

  2. Perhaps you've heard me extol his virtues before, I'm absolutely crazy about Edward St. Aubyn. So glad to know there's another one of his novels coming soon to a bookstore near me, one I haven't yet read.

    1. You are the one who made me interested in this author with your last passionate review. I went out and ordered that book, but have not read it yet. This does sound like another winner.


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