Item #317754 French Exit. Patrick deWitt.
French Exit

French Exit

Ecco, August 2018. First Edition. Hardcover. Good / Good. Item #317754
ISBN: 0062846922


National Bestseller

NAMED A RECOMMENDED BOOK OF THE SEASON BY:
Vanity Fair - Entertainment Weekly - Vulture - The Millions - Publishers Weekly - Esquire - San Francisco Chronicle
- USA Today - Parade - The Washington Post - Buzzfeed

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 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, and a doctor who makes house calls with his wine merchant in tow, to name a few.

Brimming with pathos, French Exit is a one-of-a-kind 'tragedy of manners, ' a send-up of high society, as well as a moving mother/son caper which only Patrick deWitt could conceive and execute.

First edition, full number line; signed by author in pen on title page; dust jacket shows edgewear, light bumping/waviness at top spine and front near spine; light bumping/waviness on top of back dust jacket at at top back flap; bumping on cloth over board cover at bottom at spine

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