The Resource Dunbar, Edward St. Aubyn

Dunbar, Edward St. Aubyn

Label
Dunbar
Title
Dunbar
Statement of responsibility
Edward St. Aubyn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Edward St Aubyn, 'perhaps the most brilliant novelist of his generation' (Alan Hollinghurst), author of the internationally acclaimed Patrick Melrose novels, gives us his own great King Lear, a sharp, satirical, outrageously entertaining novel of loyalty, betrayal, corporate greed, and the wisdom that shines through the accumulating indignities of age. Dunbar is off his meds. Recently-retired Canadian media tycoon Henry Dunbar, who made his name through ruthless deals and alliances, is schlepped off to a sanatorium by his greedy, sadistic elder daughters and their conniving personal physician bent on divesting him of his company and seizing his substantial assets. Smelling a rat, Dunbar's recently-estranged but still loyal youngest daughter enlists her father's most trusted advisor to unwind the conspiracy, but with a board meeting to decide the future just days away, will their help come too late? The once power-hungry head of a global media corporation, clinging to sanity, must team up with a disgraced alcoholic comedian to break out of the asylum and somehow reinstate himself as the head of his empire before his daughters and business rivals ruin him for ever. St Aubyn's Lear is a compact, darkly comic, staggeringly human tour de force from one of the most acclaimed literary novelists working today. Like the Melrose novels, the dialogue is sharp, the characters unforgettable and the humour weaves between dark and subtle to wickedly outrageous. But amid the clear-eyed view of the foibles and frailties of man, is great tenderness. For all the acerbic wit (not to mention the tragic pathos of Dunbar's fall), this novel has a lot of heart."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1960-
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St. Aubyn, Edward
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
  • Hogarth Shakespeare
  • Hogarth Shakespeare
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Retired executives
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Asylums
  • Corporations
  • Conspiracies
  • Businesspeople
  • Daughters
  • Avarice
  • Betrayal
  • Loyalty
Target audience
general
Label
Dunbar, Edward St. Aubyn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780345810281
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01276664
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01276664
  • 357807
Label
Dunbar, Edward St. Aubyn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780345810281
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01276664
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01276664
  • 357807

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