Perfume: The Story of Murder


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$27.95  $25.99
Knopf Publishing Group
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5.9 X 8.5 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Patrick Süskind was born in Ambach, near Munich, in 1949. After a problem with his hands made it impossible for him to pursue his ambitions as a concert pianist, Süskind enrolled in the University of Munich, where he studied medieval and modern history. His first play, The Double Bass, written in 1980, became an international success, performed in Germany, in Switzerland, at the Edinburgh Festival, in London, and at the New Theatre in Brooklyn. His first novel, Perfume, became a globally acclaimed bestseller with more than fifteen million copies sold worldwide. Mr. Süskind lives and writes in Munich.


Praise for PERFUME

"A fable of criminal genius . . . Remarkable."
--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"A supremely accomplished work of art, marvelously crafted and enjoyable, and rich in historical detail."
--Ron Loewinsohn, San Francisco Chronicle

"Reading Perfume is like being submerged in a dark pool of the senses . . . An original and astonishing novel."
--Campbell Geeslin, People

"A strange and ingenius work of literature."
--Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe

"Mr. Süskind himself is a perfumer of language . . . A remarkable debut."
--Peter Ackroyd, The New York Times Book Review

"Beautifully researched . . . Brilliant."
--John Updike, The New Yorker

"Immensely seductive . . . Storytelling at its best."
--Steve Paul, The Kansas City Star

"Mesmerizing from first page to last . . . A highly sophisticated horror tale."
--Barbara A. Bannon, Cleveland Plain Dealer