Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn

First published in 2006, Mother’s Milk is the fourth novel in the critically acclaimed Patrick Melrose series. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize that year and won the 2007 Prix Femina Étranger and the 2007 South Bank Literature Award. The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril. Patrick Melrose, caught in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing and adultery, can only look on as his wife is consumed by motherhood and his mother is consumed by a New Age foundation. Only Patrick’s five-year-old son Robert understands, and far more than he ought. Acerbically witty, disarmingly tender, Mother’s Milk goes to the core of a family trapped in the remains of its ever-present past. In 2012 Picador celebrated its 40th anniversary. During that time we have published many prize-winning and bestselling authors including Bret Easton Ellis and Cormac McCarthy, Alice Sebold and Helen Fielding, Graham Swift and Alan Hollinghurst. Years later, Picador continue to bring readers the very best contemporary fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across the globe.

- Google

The 636th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 62nd on The 100 best books of the 21st century (The Guardian)
  2. - 82nd on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Mother's Milk: A Novel Paperback 2628955 $11.46 $2.75 2006
Mother's Milk: A Novel Paperback 4268649 $31.82 $3.05 2006
Mother's Milk: A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 4 Audible Audio Edition 211157 $13.99 2013
Mother's Milk Paperback 2235774 $5.93 $0.01 2012
[Mother's Milk] (By: Edward St. Aubyn) [published: April, 2012] Paperback 1483687 $18.93 2012
Mother's Milk: A Novel (The Patrick Melrose Novels Book 4) Kindle Edition 176263 $4.99 2018
Patrick Melrose Volume 2: Mother's Milk and At Last Paperback 2544819 $18.57 $3.94 2018
Mother's Milk. Edward St. Aubyn (The Patrick Melrose Novels) Paperback 3258605 $5.40 $0.96 2012
Mother's Milk: A Novel Hardcover 2175374 $14.99 $0.01 2005
Mother's Milk Hardcover 8710077 $42.44 $0.01
Mother's Milk Paperback 5580402 $2.62 $0.78 2006
Mother's Milk Paperback 2462326 $2.97 $0.01