The Resource French exit : a tragedy of manners, Patrick deWitt

French exit : a tragedy of manners, Patrick deWitt

Label
French exit : a tragedy of manners
Title
French exit
Title remainder
a tragedy of manners
Statement of responsibility
Patrick deWitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
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deWitt, Patrick
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Adult children living with parents
  • Scandals
  • Bankruptcy
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
French exit : a tragedy of manners, 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
on1011679252
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780062846921
Lccn
2017053127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
F DEWITT ; XX-FI ; [B18BP021, #25, 5@25.99, WJM/ ] ; [P18BP607, #23, 5@25.99, hmh/]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1011679252
  • (OCoLC)1011679252
Label
French exit : a tragedy of manners, 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
on1011679252
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780062846921
Lccn
2017053127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
F DEWITT ; XX-FI ; [B18BP021, #25, 5@25.99, WJM/ ] ; [P18BP607, #23, 5@25.99, hmh/]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1011679252
  • (OCoLC)1011679252

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