October 5, 2018

In conversation with Patrick deWitt

In this episode of the TANK magazine podcast, Jan-Peter Westad speaks with the novelist Patrick deWitt about his latest book French Exit, which was published by Bloomsbury in September. The novel follows the glamorous widow Frances Price, her passive adult son Malcolm and their cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral lawyer whose gruesome tabloid death leaves the family beset by scandal. Bankrupt and isolated, the trio escape Manhattan for Paris where they soon fall in with a motley crew of outcasts. This genre-bending take on the comedy of manners showcases all of deWitt’s trademark wit and taste for the surreal. The recording begins with a reading from the opening of the novel. 


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