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Patrick Suskind

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Patrick Süskind was born in Ambach, near Munich, in 1949. He studied medieval and modern history at the University of Munich. His first play, The Double Bass, was written in 1980 and became an international success. It was performed in Germany, in Switzerland, at the Edinburgh Festival, in London, and at the New Theatre in Brooklyn. His first novel, Perfume became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. He is also the author of The Pigeon and Mr. Summer's Story, and a coauthor of the enormously successful German television series Kir Royal. Mr. Süskind lives and writes in Munich.

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Perfume
The Story of a Murderer
Written by Patrick Suskind


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.00

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... Read more >
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PERFUME
THE STORY OF MURDER
Written by Patrick Suskind


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 12, 1986
Price: $26.00

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Perfume
The Story of a Murderer
Written by Patrick Suskind


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 14, 2014
Price: $11.99

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