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The perfume thief, Timothy Schaffert

Label
The perfume thief
Title
The perfume thief
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Schaffert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Clementine, sometimes known as Judge, is a 72-year-old reformed con artist with a penchant for impeccably tailored suits. Her life of crime has led her from the uber-wealthy perfume junkies of belle epoque Manhattan, to the scented butterflies of Costa Rica, to the spice markets of Marrakesh, and finally the bordellos of Paris, where she settles down and opens a legitimate shop bottling her favorite extracts for the ladies of the cabarets. In 1941 as the Germans stranglehold on the city tightens, Clem's perfume-making attracts the notice of Oskar Voss, a francophile Nazi bureaucrat, who comes to demand Clem's expertise and loyalty in his mysterious play for Hitler's favor. Clem has no choice but to surrender fully to the con, but even though she knew playing the part of collaborator would be dangerous, she never imagined it would be so painfully intimate. At Oskar's behest and in an effort to win his trust, Clem tells him the full story of her life and loves, this time without the cover of the lies she came to Paris to escape. Complete with romance, espionage, champagne towers and haute couture, this full-tilt sensory experience is a dazzling portrait of the underground resistance of twentieth century Paris and a passionate love letter to the power of beauty and community in the face of insidious hate
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Schaffert, Timothy
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Criminals
  • Perfumes
  • Nazis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The perfume thief, Timothy Schaffert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251757845
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385545747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The perfume thief, Timothy Schaffert
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251757845
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385545747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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