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Perfume : The Story of a Murderer
by Patrick Suskind




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Suskind's novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion--his sense of smell--leads to murder. In the slums of 18th-century France, an infant is born with one sublime gift--an absolute sense of smell. But he is not satisfied with the perfume of flowers, he becomes obsessed with an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume"--the scent of a beautiful young virgin. A haunting tale of murder and sensual depravity.

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Overview

Suskind's novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion--his sense of smell--leads to murder. In the slums of 18th-century France, an infant is born with one sublime gift--an absolute sense of smell. But he is not satisfied with the perfume of flowers, he becomes obsessed with an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume"--the scent of a beautiful young virgin. A haunting tale of murder and sensual depravity.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780375725845
  • ISBN-10: 0375725849
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: February 2001
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.09 x 5.15 x 0.79 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds

Series: Vintage International

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