Perfume

Publisher details

Author
Patrick Suskind
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 January, 1986

Perfume

Buy now

Retail partners

    Synopsis

    Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human's. Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in all the city. Yet there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And to get it he must kill. And kill. And kill…#32 in ABC My Favourite Book 
    Patrick Suskind
    About the author

    Patrick Suskind

    Patrick Suskind was born in 1949. He studied history in Munich and was a writer for television before he wrote Perfume. His second novel, The Pidgeon, later adapted as a play, was first staged at teh BAC Theater in London in May 1993. His play The Double Bass was first staged in Munich in 1981 and has since become one of the most performed plays in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It has also been performed at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Royal National Theatre in London. His novella The Story of Mr Sommer (1992) has, like Perfume, been a huge success all over the world, and his Three Stories and a Reflection was published in 1996. Patrick Suskind lives in Munich

    Books by Patrick Suskind

    Related articles

    Vote Now to Win Better Reading's 2024 Top 50 Kids' Books!

    News | Book Life

    24 June 2024

    Vote Now to Win Better Reading's 2024 Top 50 Kids' Books!

    Q&A: Jenny Lecoat, Author of Beyond Summerland

    News | Author Related

    16 July 2024

    Q&A: Jenny Lecoat, Author of Beyond Summerland

      A Year of Fresh Voices: 5 Compelling Debut Novels

      News | Featured

      16 July 2024

      A Year of Fresh Voices: 5 Compelling Debut Novels

      PODCAST: Jake Adelstein on Working in Japan and His Career Trajectory as a Journalist

      Podcast

      15 July 2024

      PODCAST: Jake Adelstein on Working in Japan and His Career Trajectory as a Journalist

        Q&A: Anna Johnston, Author of The Borrowed Life by Frederick Fife

        News | Author Related

        10 July 2024

        Q&A: Anna Johnston, Author of The Borrowed Life by Frederick Fife

          Celebrate First Nations Languages and Culture: 5 Bright, Fun and Bilingual Kids’ Books

          News | Book Life | Events & Festivals

          10 July 2024

          Celebrate First Nations Languages and Culture: 5 Bright, Fun and Bilingual Kids’ Books

          Glamorous and Gripping: Read an extract from Death in the Air by Ram Murali

          News

          9 July 2024

          Glamorous and Gripping: Read an extract from Death in the Air by Ram Murali

            Podcast: Julia Lawrinson on The Unconventional Relationships and Identity Exploration

            Podcast

            8 July 2024

            Podcast: Julia Lawrinson on The Unconventional Relationships and Identity Exploration

              Q&A: Michael Robotham, Author of Storm Child

              News | Author Related

              2 July 2024

              Q&A: Michael Robotham, Author of Storm Child

                PODCAST: Francesca de Tores on Unveiling Gender Identity Through Historical Fiction

                Podcast

                1 July 2024

                PODCAST: Francesca de Tores on Unveiling Gender Identity Through Historical Fiction

                  PODCAST: Rachel Treasure on The Transformative Power of Literature in Advocating for Change

                  Podcast

                  27 June 2024

                  PODCAST: Rachel Treasure on The Transformative Power of Literature in Advocating for Change

                    COMMENTS

                    Leave a Reply

                    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *