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Das Parfum. Die Geschichte eines Morders
Original title Das Parfum. Die Geschichte eines Morders
Author Patrick Suskind
Genre Horror Fiction , Mystery , Magic Realism , Absurd
Language German
Characters Jean, Baptiste Grenouille , the main character, a murderer and perfume maker, Antoine Richis , a wealthy merchant and Grenouille's first victim, Laure Richis , Antoine's daughter and Grenouille's second victim, Madame Grimal , a wealthy woman and Grenouille's third victim ...
Published 1985
ISBN 978-3-423-34070-0
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This book tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a very talented and gifted man, who is born with a very special gift. He is able to create the most beautiful and perfect scents in the world. However, his gift is not only a blessing, but also a curse, as it makes him different from other people.
Grenouille grows up in a small town in France and is immediately seen as an outsider. He is not like other children and he does not fit in. He is always alone and does not have any friends.
As he grows older, he realizes that he is different from other people and that he has a special gift. He starts to experiment with different scents and soon becomes obsessed with creating the perfect scent.
However, his obsession leads him to commit murder. He kills young women in order to extract their scent and create the perfect perfume.
Will he be able to create the perfect scent? Or will his obsession lead to his downfall?

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