Bad News by Edward St Aubyn
THE SECOND PATRICK MELROSE NOVEL. Twenty-two years old and in the grip of a massive addiction, Patrick Melrose is forced to fly to New York to collect his father’s ashes. Over the course of a weekend, Patrick’s remorseless search for drugs on the avenues of Manhattan, haunted by old acquaintances and insistent inner voices, sends him into a nightmarish spiral. Alone in his room at the Pierre Hotel, he pushes body and mind to the very edge – desperate always to stay one step ahead of his rapidly encroaching past.
The 653rd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 82nd on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
- - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)