Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author Patrick deWitt drolly details the adventures of an acerbic, moneyed 60-something New York socialite and her morose, loafer son as they flee to Paris to escape the humiliation of financial ruin.
The poignant, darkly comic French Exit is the keenly anticipated fourth novel by the acclaimed Canadian writer whose internationally bestselling western The Sisters Brothers was recently made into a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly.
Beginning with Ablutions in 2009, which was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice book, deWitt has earned strong critical acclaim for his eloquent prose, quirky characters, and his ability to write dialogue that has a degree of lightness and humour. His latest book is no exception.
Nicholas Litchfield’s review of Patrick deWitt’s new novel, French Exit, is featured today in the Lancashire Post and syndicated to 20 newspapers in the UK. You can read the review here.