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The Resource French exit, by Patrick deWitt

French exit, by Patrick deWitt

Label
French exit
Title
French exit
Statement of responsibility
by Patrick deWitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.E923
LC item number
F74 2018
Literary form
fiction
Label
French exit, by 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
BK0021791342
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780062846921
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2017053127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
French exit, by 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
BK0021791342
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780062846921
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2017053127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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