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In-Person event/ August book 'Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'

Hosted by the Consul of the Duesseldorf Book Group
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Sat 15 Aug 11:15 - 13:30

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Hi all,

Continuing our journey of discovering country favorites, we travel to Germany next. Our August book will be 'Perfume: The Story of a Murderer ' (German original: Das Parfum: Die Geschichte eines Mörders) by Patrick Süskind.

The novel explores the sense of smell and its relationship with the emotional meanings that scents may have.

The story follows Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an unloved orphan in 18th-century France who is born with an exceptional sense of smell, capable of distinguishing a vast range of scents in the world around him. Grenouille becomes a perfumer but later becomes involved in murder when he encounters a young girl with an unsurpassed wondrous scent.

With translations into 49 languages and more than 20 million copies sold worldwide to date, Perfume is one of the best-selling German novels of the 20th century.[2] The title remained in bestseller lists for about nine years, and received almost unanimously positive national and international critical acclaim. (Source Wikipedia).

The discussion will be in English. Apart from Amazon, the book is available in English via Thalia and in other bookstores. Am all for encouraging the regular bookstores! :)

Looking forward to an engrossing discussion!

Happy reading!

P.S: Please be considerate of the 10 person limit due to Covid-19 and sign up only if you really mean to attend.