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French Exit

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
A comedy/tragedy of manners. The new novel from the Man Booker-short-listed author of The Sisters Brothers.

Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal. Her adult son, Malcolm, is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there's their cat, whom Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral lawyer whose gruesome tabloid death rendered them social outcasts.

To put their troubles behind them, the trio cut their losses and head for the exit. Their beloved Paris becomes the backdrop for a giddy drive to self-destruction, helped along by a cast of singularly curious characters: a bashful private investigator, an aimless psychic and Mme Reynard, friendly American expat and aggressive houseguest.

Brimming with pathos, warmth and wit, French Exit is a one-of-a-kind tragedy of manners, a riotous send-up of high society and a moving story of mothers and sons.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"French Exit made me so happy—I feel as if I have downed a third martini, stayed up past sunrise, and still woken up refreshed. Brilliant, addictive, funny and wise, DeWitt’s latest has enough charm to last you long after you’ve put it down." - Andrew Sean Greer

"My favorite book of his yet. The dialogue is dizzyingly good, the world so weird and fresh. A triumph from a writer truly in the zone." - Maria Semple

"The first time I read French Exit, I raced through, impatient to know the fates of its characters. Then I turned back to page one to enjoy Patrick deWitt’s understated satire and casually brutal wit." - Nell Zink


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September 2018 : Hardback
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Title: French Exit
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-5266-0117-6 / 978-1-5266-0117-9
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: French Exit: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 0-06-284692-2 / 978-0-06-284692-1 (USA edition)
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September 2019 : Paperback

Title: French Exit
Author(s): Patrick DeWitt
ISBN: 1-5266-0119-2 / 978-1-5266-0119-3
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: French Exit: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 0-06-284693-0 / 978-0-06-284693-8 (USA edition)
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September 2018 : Paperback
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Title: French Exit
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-5266-0118-4 / 978-1-5266-0118-6
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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August 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: French Exit
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-4870-0483-4 / 978-1-4870-0483-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: French Exit: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 0-06-286440-8 / 978-0-06-286440-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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2017 : Paperback
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Title: French Exit
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
ISBN: 1-5266-0700-X / 978-1-5266-0700-3
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: French Exit
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October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: French Exit
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October 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: French Exit
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October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: French Exit
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August 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: French Exit
Author(s): Patrick Dewitt
ISBN: 1-5385-8529-4 / 978-1-5385-8529-0
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August 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: French Exit
Author(s): Patrick Dewitt
ISBN: 1-5385-8530-8 / 978-1-5385-8530-6
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August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: French Exit
Author(s): Patrick Dewitt
ISBN: 1-5385-8531-6 / 978-1-5385-8531-3
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: French Exit: A Novel
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: French Exit: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
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August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: French Exit
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
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August 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: French Exit
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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August 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: French Exit: A Novel
Author(s): Patrick deWitt
Publisher: Ecco
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