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At Last

At Last - Edward St. Aubyn A perfect coda to the quintet. On the day of his mother's funeral - when Patrick is, at last, freed from the physical realities of his parents and the life that came before... he realizes that perhaps it takes more than just their absence to be truly free. The remaining (surviving?) cast of characters from the novels gather together at the funeral and it is, as with all of the novels, quirky and funny and sad and sharp and smart and (most accurately) true.I do not know of a more impressive literary achievement in my lifetime. I look forward with great anticipation to revisiting these novels again and to leaving them in a position of great prominence in the meantime. A truly exceptional piece of work by an author of incredible linguistic ability. This quintet is the best thing I've read all year. Much, much more at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-uN