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The Resource French exit, Patrick deWitt

French exit, Patrick deWitt

Label
French exit
Title
French exit
Statement of responsibility
Patrick deWitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 ageing 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 for the 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 with pathos 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
Summary
Bankrupted by her infamous litigator husband's tabloid death, a scandal-fearing widow flees New York for Paris, where her deadbeat son and she navigate near-comic self-destructive choices
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685154
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
deWitt, Patrick
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Mothers and sons
  • Parent and adult child
  • Cats
  • Americans
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
French exit, Patrick deWitt
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
Control code
000063863506
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781526601186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1027311249
Label
French exit, Patrick deWitt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063863506
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781526601186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1027311249

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