Some Hope by Edward St. Aubyn
Some Hope, the third installment in Edward St. Aubyn's wonderful, wry, and profound Patrick Melrose Cycle, is centered on a dinner party, attended by the illustrious and profane elite of British society. Patrick, who is now thirty and trying to recover from his addictions, considers becoming a lawyer, having spent most of his inheritance and in need of a job. Some Hope sees Patrick interacting with the contemptible but always fascinating British aristocracy again, and discovering that there might indeed be some hope for him after all.
The 657th 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)