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

French exit : a tragedy of manners, by Patrick deWitt

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French exit : a tragedy of manners
Title
French exit
Title remainder
a tragedy of manners
Statement of responsibility
by Patrick deWitt
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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 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"--
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
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Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2018.
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10685154
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DLC
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1975-
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deWitt, Patrick
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.E923
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Widows
  • Adult children living with parents
  • Scandals
  • Bankruptcy
  • Electronic books
  • Black humor
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
French exit : a tragedy of manners, by Patrick deWitt
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http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B7451580-2469-4143-943F-0629D391D7EC
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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First edition.
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780062846945
Lccn
2017057308
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computer
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rdamedia
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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B7451580-2469-4143-943F-0629D391D7EC
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  • (OCoLC)1014006186
  • (OCoLC)on1014006186
Label
French exit : a tragedy of manners, by Patrick deWitt
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B7451580-2469-4143-943F-0629D391D7EC
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062846945
Lccn
2017057308
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B7451580-2469-4143-943F-0629D391D7EC
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1014006186
  • (OCoLC)on1014006186
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