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deWitt, Patrick 1975-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 304 publications in 17 languages and 7,646 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western fiction  Humorous fiction  Black humor  Novels  Drama  Comedy films  Biographical fiction  War fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3604.E923, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patrick deWitt
The Sisters brothers by Patrick deWitt( Book )

113 editions published between 1391 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 3,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a frontier baron known as the Commodore orders Charlie and Eli Sisters, his hired gunslingers, to track down and kill a prospector named Herman Kermit Warm, the brothers journey from Oregon to San Francisco, and eventually to Warm's claim in the Sierra foothills, running into a witch, a bear, a dead Indian, a parlor of drunken floozies, and a gang of murderous fur trappers
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt( Book )

41 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, Lucy is a compulsive liar, a sickly weakling in a town famous for producing brutish giants. Then Lucy accepts employment assisting the Majordomo of the remote, foreboding Castle Von Aux. While tending to his new post as Undermajordomo, Lucy soon discovers the place harbors many dark secrets, not least of which is the whereabouts of the castle's master, Baron Von Aux. He also encounters the colorful people of the local village--thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and Klara, a delicate beauty whose love he must compete for with the exceptionally handsome soldier, Adolphus. Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery, and cold-blooded murder in which every aspect of human behavior is laid bare for our hero to observe"--
French exit : a tragedy of manners by Patrick deWitt( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 disintegration. Frances 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 outcasts. Putting 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"--
Terri( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social outcast Terri is stuck caring for his uncle and trying to survive high school. He feels disconnected until his wildly unconventional Vice Principal inspires him to reach out. Now with the help of beautiful misfit Heather, Terri discovers he doesn't have to fit in to belong
The Sisters brothers : a novel by Patrick deWitt( Recording )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and while on the hunt, Eli begins to question what he does, and whom he does it for
Ablutions : notes for a novel by Patrick deWitt( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working at a decaying Hollywood bar while making notes for the novel he hopes to write, a bartender is drawn into the alcoholic oblivion that affects his customers, losing his wife, his goals, and himself in the process
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt( Recording )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, he is a compulsive liar and a melancholy weakling. When Lucy accepts employment assisting the majordomo of the remote, forbidding castle of the Baron Von Aux he meets thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and a puppy. He also meets Klara, a delicate beauty who is, unfortunately, already involved with an exceptionally handsome partisan soldier. Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery and cold-blooded murder in which every aspect of human behaviour is laid bare for our hero to observe
Afwassingen : aantekeningen voor een roman by Patrick deWitt( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daring, darkly funny first novel set in a seedy Hollywood bar among deranged drug addicts, determined drinkers and desperate women
French exit : a novel by Patrick deWitt( Recording )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 disintegration
Ablutions by Patrick deWitt( Recording )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a seedy bar in Hollywood, a whiskey-loving barman is drawn into the nocturnal world of his sociopathic clientele, with their squabbles, delusions, and bizarre acts of violence. In this brilliantly funny portrait of addiction and its consequences, escape offers the only chance of survival
French exit by Patrick deWitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French exit by Patrick deWitt( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frances 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 outcasts. Putting 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 economic 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 and son caper which only Patrick deWitt could conceive and execute."--
French Exit A Novel by Patrick deWitt( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- The Sisters Brothers To put their troubles behind them, the trio cut their losses and head for the exit. Their beloved Paris becomes the backdrop for a giddy drive to self-destruction, helped along by a cast of singularly curious characters: a bashful private investigator, an aimless psychic and Mme. Reynard, friendly American expat and aggressive houseguest. Brimming with pathos, warmth and wit, French Exit is a one-of-a-kind tragedy of manners, a riotous send-up of high society and a moving story of mothers and sons
Ablutions : notes pour un roman by Patrick deWitt( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une descente aux enfers sur fond d'alcool et de cocaïne, en forme de rencontres entre le barman narrateur et divers marginaux ayant élu pour quartier général un bar glauque de Los Angeles.--[Memento]
The big why : a novel by Michael Winter( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A larger-than-life version of American painter Rockwell Kent meets Newfoundland explorer Bob Bartlett in the town of Brigus, and the characteristics of their relationship reveal life in small town Newfoundland in the early part of the 20th century
French exit by Patrick deWitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 disintegration. Frances 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 outcasts. Putting 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"--
Les frères Sisters by Patrick deWitt( Recording )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Kermit Warm doit mourir. Le Commodore qui en a daecidae ainsi a envoyae aux trousses du chercheur d'or les fraeres Eli et Charlie Sisters, tueurs aa gages aux tempaeraments radicalement opposaes mais d'aegale (et sinistre) raeputation. Hermann Kermit Warm est un homme mort. aA moins que les apparences s'avaerent trompeuses, que les truands ne soient pas ceux que l'on croit, qu'une crise de vocation ou une rage de dents frappent? Livre comportant de la violence et du langage grossier. 2013
Ablutions : notes pour un roman : roman by Patrick deWitt( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the website: Each July Tin House turns the Cerf Amphitheatre at Reed College into a temple of the written word. At our Summer Writer's Workshop, editors, faculty, and over two hundred participants come together to recharge and share and risk. Night after night faculty and guest readers dazzle and disturb, and after a week of readings and talks everyone leaves spent yet rejuvenated. Often we are lucky enough to grab new work and pass it along within the magazine's pages. This summer, Dorothy Allison shook us with her story "Something Not Unlike Love," a ferocious depiction of how sexual attraction gets its hooks in. Cornelius Eady read two of the remarkable poems printed here, as well as performed a song for Trayvon Martin. And Claire Vaye Watkins gave a talk about how she got over "writing to impress old white men." It was stirring, powerful, most of us in the room hearing articulated what we strongly felt but hadn't quite been able to formulate into words. Watkins modified the talk into an essay, "On Pandering," and we are proud to share this call to arms. Wherever you are this winter, we hope that you will hold the light we tried to capture from last July. And if you are in the neighborhood next summer, drop by and join us
Fraţii Sisters by Patrick deWitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Sisters brothers
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The Sisters brothers : a novelAblutions : notes for a novelAfwassingen : aantekeningen voor een roman
Alternative Names
de Witt, Patrick 1975-

deWitt, Patrick 1975-

Dūʼīt, Pātrīk 1975-

Patrick deWitt Author

Patrick deWitt Canadees romanschrijver

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Patrick deWitt écrivain et scénariste canadien

Patrick deWitt kanadischer Autor

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Witt, Patrick de 1975-

דה-ויט, פטריק 1975-

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