Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

By | June 21, 2017
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Author Patrick Suskind
ISBN-10 0375725849
ISBN-13 9780375725845
Year 2001-02-13
Pages 255
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation Patrick Suskinds classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one mans indulgence in his greatest passionhis sense of smellleads to murder In the slums of eighteenth century France the infant Jean Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime giftan absolute sense of smell As a boy he lives to decipher the odors of Paris and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs But Grenouilles genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh cut wood Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever more terrifying quest to create the ultimate perfumethe scent of a beautiful young virgin Told with dazzling narrative brilliance Perfumeis a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity Translated from the German by John E Woods

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