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On the edge

On the edge

St. Aubyn, Edward, 1960- author

Sabine is the most mercurial woman Peter Thorpe has ever known. Such is his desire for her that he overturns his whole life and leaves everything behind, not caring that his lover is of no fixed address, nor that his search for her will take him to the beating heart of New Ageism in northern California

Paperback, Book. English. General.
Published London: Picador, 2015

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Statement of responsibility: Edward St. Aubyn
ISBN: 1447253566, 9781447253563
Note: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 1998.
Physical Description: 464 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: New Age movement Fiction.

Author note

Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed trilogy Some Hope, reissued by Picador in 2006, and of Mother's Milk, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and won the South Bank Literature Award. On the Edge was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award in 1998.

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Shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award

Sabine is the most mercurial woman Peter Thorpe has ever known. Such is his desire for her that he overturns his whole life - his disillusioned merchant-banker's life - and leaves everything behind, not caring that his lover is of no fixed address, nor that his search for her will take him to the beating heart of New Ageism in northern California.

Each of his fellow seekers is in hot pursuit of that elusive something (happiness?), and in their eccentric company Peter stumbles across vistas he had never before dared to imagine . . .

'An intellectually informed, richly insightful and vigorously funny take on the modern condition' Sunday Times

'Pierced with goodwill, tenderness and a new kind of thoughtfulness' Spectator

'St Aubyn has achieved a comic novel which is more than a send-up and carries the message that love is not quite all you need' Independent

'His satire is unfailingly funny and immensely satisfying' Guardian