1 May 2019

Absurdism, eccentricity and farce: Patrick deWitt

From Nine To Noon, 10:13 am on 1 May 2019
Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt Photo: Susan deWitt

Canadian novelist Patrick deWitt talks to Kathryn Ryan about his  latest satire, 'French Exit' which is at once absurd, weird, and very funny.

The whimsical, wry observation of manners, centres on Frances Price, a capricious 65 year-old Manhattan socialite, her adult son Malcolm, and the family cat, (who is home to the spirit of Frances's dead husband) as they up sticks for Paris.

Patrick deWitt, who has written four novels is coming to the Auckland Writers Festival in May.