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@Download Kindle Û French Exit ⚜ 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 disintegrationFrances 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 outcastsPutting 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 I learned about FRENCH EXIT through Buzz Books Publishers Lunch If you are not familiar with them, Buzz Books issues monthly publications where they list by category most books coming out that month, and also include a list of book excerpts from the list.I read the first chapter and was drawn by the writing and sharp dialogue After living a comfortable and wealthy lifestyle, Frances Price and her son, Malcolm, find themselves completely broke and without a home.Thanks to Frances lifelong fr I learned about FRENCH EXIT through Buzz Books Publishers Lunch If you are not familiar with them, Buzz Books issues monthly publications where they list by category most books coming out that month, and also include a list of book excerpts from the list.I read the first chapter and was drawn by the writing and sharp dialogue After living a comfortable and wealthy lifestyle, Frances Price and her son, Malcolm, find themselves completely broke and without a home.Thanks to Frances lifelong friend, Joan, they will be able to move into her Paris apartment and avoid homelessness Along with their cat, Small Frank, they embark on a transatlantic ship and head to their new residence.What follows is a humorous and amusing journey I loved the dialogue, witticisms, and absurd scenes The beginning was strong but I felt by the end the story had lost a bit of its footing Still, the strength of the novel lies in its characters.Overall, I enjoyed it and recommend it to readers of contemporary fiction This novel is unbelievable The family, father, mother son , are unbelievably dysfunctional Their story is unbelievable There is a cat in this story who is unbelievable Their lives in New York and then later in Paris are comprised of unbelievable bits of the present day including unbelievable friends and would be friends mingled with unbelievable jaunts down memory lane.Somehow, Patrick de Witt takes all of this unbelievability, wraps it up into a story, and I read it with complete believa This novel is unbelievable The family, father, mother son , are unbelievably dysfunctional Their story is unbelievable There is a cat in this story who is unbelievable Their lives in New York and then later in Paris are comprised of unbelievable bits of the present day including unbelievable friends and would be friends mingled with unbelievable jaunts down memory lane.Somehow, Patrick de Witt takes all of this unbelievability, wraps it up into a story, and I read it with complete believability I have no idea how that happened, but it did.I enjoyed this short novel a great deal, and it passed one of my biggest tests Did I think about this novel, these characters, and their stories when I was doing things other than reading Yes, I did 3.5 Original, inventive, absurdist, all of these descriptions andwould be fitting Wasn t quite sure where, in my head, to put this book, let alone how to come up with a rating Generally, I rate like grnres with like genres, but this one seems to have an identity of its own What a strange tale with some very unique characters, and a very unusual cat A satirical comedy of manners and errors, if you will.Maybe I was just in the mood for this, but I enjoyed this quirky little albeit unbeli 3.5 Original, inventive, absurdist, all of these descriptions andwould be fitting Wasn t quite sure where, in my head, to put this book, let alone how to come up with a rating Generally, I rate like grnres with like genres, but this one seems to have an identity of its own What a strange tale with some very unique characters, and a very unusual cat A satirical comedy of manners and errors, if you will.Maybe I was just in the mood for this, but I enjoyed this quirky little albeit unbelievable story It wasn t meant to be believed, but it does have some truisims within that were noted This author is a master at dialogue, even when it was out there, way, way out there, the dislogue seemed totally natural Some of these scenes I just found so darn amusing, had to reread them again, sometimes they seemed to just appear out of nowhere So without rehashing plot, which is kind of impossible anyway, I ll just say I enjoyed this Not the ending so much, but definitely the getting there So, if you re in the mood for something different and entertaining, give it a shot.ARC from Netgalley Frances Price has never really given a damn about what people think A wealthy widow, she looks down on nearly everyone with whom she comes into contact except Joan, her best friend since childhood She and her adult son, Malcolm, live in an aging apartment on the Upper East Side and spend money indiscriminately, despite multiple warnings of increasing intensity from their financial advisor.One day, Frances is told that she is on the verge of losing everything, and she must sell off all the po Frances Price has never really given a damn about what people think A wealthy widow, she looks down on nearly everyone with whom she comes into contact except Joan, her best friend since childhood She and her adult son, Malcolm, live in an aging apartment on the Upper East Side and spend money indiscriminately, despite multiple warnings of increasing intensity from their financial advisor.One day, Frances is told that she is on the verge of losing everything, and she must sell off all the possessions she can if she is to have any money left to live on She decides her only recourse is to cash her remaining funds into Euros and spend the rest of her days in Joan s unused Paris apartment Despite being engaged although his relationship, like much of his life, is in a state of arrested development Malcolm prepares to head to Paris with his mother, and they also bring Small Frank, the Prices cat, whom Frances is convinced contains the spirit of her late husband, an immoral and unethical lawyer.The trio make their way to France on a cruise ship and find themselves in the midst of a few strange encounters And when they arrive in Paris, although their financial situation is somewhat dire, Frances doesn t seem too concerned, and treats much of her time as an adventure But ultimately, Frances has an exit strategy, and nothing can dissuade her from carrying out her final plans, not the disapproval of her husband cat, nor Joan s concerned appearance in Paris.Frances and Malcolm begin befriending a motley crew of Parisians, who take up residence in Joan s apartment, which becomes evencrowded with the arrival ofunexpected guests from New York Hijinks ensue, and for the first time, Malcolm is awakened from his doldrums and forced to act But ultimately, this is a quirky, wry commentary on what it s like to have and have not, and the interesting relationship between mothers and sons.This was an interesting book, because there was a balance of introspection, character development, farce, and tragedy, and I wasn t sure exactly what Patrick deWitt really wanted us to feel deWitt does zany well his first book, The Sisters Brothers is a western of sorts withthan a healthy dose of quirk, and while I didn t read his second book, I heard it was something similar I read this entire book on a plane so it was definitely entertaining, just a little bizarre.If you re not a fan of books that get pretty quirky and treat serious topics in a lighthearted way, you re probably wise to steer clear of French Exit Otherwise, it s an enjoyable read, although a little frustrating, and it paints an interesting portrait of a mother and son who need each otherthan they ll care to admit.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at