Join us Sunday, April 13, at 7p at Flora coffee shop -- on Royal at Franklin (in the Marigny) -- for a discussion of the 1985 award-winning novel "PERFUME" by Patrick Suskind (in translation). [See description below.]
255 pages. Used copies on amazon for a penny before shipping.
For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked] .
This meetup is also part of the "Over The Edge" series with the READING THE CLASSICS IN NEW ORLEANS book club.
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 boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille's genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and frest-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume"—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.