French Exit by Patrick deWitt

 

French Exit by Patrick deWitt

"This book has everything: You want a funny book? French Exit made me laugh so many times. You want a surprisingly deep and human character study? DeWitt has written some very real and wonderful characters here. You want a story with a scandal ridden eccentric rich lady and her emotional stunted son followed around by a cat who is inhabited by the spirit of their dead husband/father? This book has that too! I loved this charming, quirky, hilarious book."  - Recommended by Wayne
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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062846921
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2018

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.