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French exit : a tragedy of manners / by Patrick deWitt.

French exit : a tragedy of manners

deWitt, Patrick, 1975- author. (Author).

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    1 current holds with 4 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Fiction DeWitt (Text) 31307023782743 New Checked out 12/18/2018
Seymour Fiction DeWitt (Text) 31307023739974 New Checked out 12/22/2018
Van Belkum Fiction DeWitt (Text) 31307023782750 New Checked out 12/06/2018
Yankee Clipper Fiction DeWitt (Text) 31307023782735 New Checked out 12/29/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062846921 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0062846922 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note: "A novel"--Cover.
Summary, etc.: "From bestselling author Patrick deWitt, a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration. Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there's the Price's aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral litigator and world-class cad whose gruesome tabloid death rendered Frances and Malcolm social outcasts. Putting penury and pariahdom behind them, the family decides to cut their losses and head forthe exit. One ocean voyage later, the curious trio land in their beloved Paris, the City of Light serving as a backdrop not for love or romance, but self destruction and economical ruin - to riotous effect. A number of singular characters serve to round out the cast: a bashful private investigator, an aimless psychic proposing a seance, a doctor who makes house calls with his wine merchant in tow, and the inimitable Mme. Reynard, aggressive houseguest and dementedly friendly American expat. Brimming withpathos and wit, French Exit is a one-of-a-kind 'tragedy of manners,' a riotous send-up of high society, as well as a moving mother/son caper which only Patrick deWitt could conceive and execute"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Widows > Fiction.
Adult children living with parents > Fiction.
Scandals > Fiction.
Bankruptcy > Fiction.
Paris (France) > Fiction.
Genre: Black humor (Literature).

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