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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Suskind, Patrick

Paperback

Series: Vintage International

HorrorMystery & ThrillerClassic Fiction

Publisher Price: $16.95

ISBN10: 0375725849
ISBN13: 9780375725845
Publisher: Vintage
Published: Feb 13 2001
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.60
Height: 0.79 Width: 5.15 Depth: 8.09
Language: English

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic 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 eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift--an 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 Grenouille's 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 perfume--the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.

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