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Patrick Süskind

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When critics and readers caught scent of Patrick Suskind's Perfume, it became an instant New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paperback. The reviews were sensational, word-of-mouth was incredible--and now it is back in an all-new trade paperback format. "A tour de force of the imagination."--People.

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The Pigeon is a novella by Patrick Süskind about the fictional character Jonathan Noel, a solitary Parisian bank security guard who undergoes an existential crisis when a pigeon roosts in front of his one-room apartment's door, prohibiting him entrance to his private sanctuary. The story takes place in the span of one …

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A boy's village childhood with all the traditional attributes - father, mother, brother, sister, a house on a lake, tree-climbing, going to the races, music lessons, a bicycle, a crush on a girl in the class - is bedevilled by the mystifying appearances of the eccentric Mr. Sommer. Moving through the landscape in …

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From the author of Perfume and The Pigeon, this story revolves around the narrator's relationship with his double-bass. The play has been performed all over Germany and at the Edinburgh Festival.

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The "Bloomsbury Birthday Quids" are small editions of short stories by major writers, in a format and style of the "Bloomsbury Classics". Printed on high-quality paper, designed by Jeff Fisher, the books should become collectors' items. This title is "Maitre Mussard's Bequest" by Patrick Suskind.

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In ON LOVE AND DEATH, Patrick Suskind reveals the hidden source of his mesmerizing fiction: an obsession with the darkly erotic link between love and death. In this witty and thought-provoking meditation on the two elemental forces of human existence, he brilliantly draws on scenes as contemporary as a young couple …

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