French Exit Lib/E

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6.7 X 1.2 X 6.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Patrick deWitt is the author of The Sisters Brothers, which won the Governor General's Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Walter Scott Prize. He also is the author of Ablutions, which was a New York Times Editor's Choice, and Undermajordomo Minor. The Sisters Brothers is being adapted for film by Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), to star Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed and John C. Reilly, for release in 2018. French Exit, his third book, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Born in British Columbia, Canada, deWitt now resides in Portland, Oregon.

Lorna Raver, named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of the Year, has received numerous Audie nominations and AudioFile Earphones Awards. An experienced stage actress, she has also guest-starred on many top television series and starred in director Sam Raimi's film Drag Me to Hell. Among her many Blackstone titles are The Age of Innocence, Up from Orchard Street, The Lodger, Selected Readings from the Portable Dorothy Parker, and Diamond Ruby.


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, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette"

Entertaining...DeWitt's novel is full of vibrant characters taking good-natured jabs at cultural tropes; readers will be delighted.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

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, author of Mislaid"

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, which is what so many of us need in a book. I think you need it, too.

-- "Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less"

Acclaimed author deWitt crafts a story that entertains to the last page...In the long view, the moral seems to be that money can't buy love, so you might as well spend the cash. General fiction readers who enjoy the ironic and absurd will find this book amusing.

-- "Library Journal"

Sharply observed moments give deWitt's well-written novel more depth than the usual comedy of manners...A bright, original yarn with a surprising twist.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

Quick and funny and thoughtful and moving and super.

-- "New York Times on Undermajordomo Minor"

A splendid work of historical fiction that proudly wore its comic influences...on its broad and violence-scarred shoulders.

-- "Washington Post on The Sisters Brothers"

A relentlessly absorbing feat of novelistic art.

-- "Wells Tower, author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, on The Sisters Brothers"