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Parfums

Parfums

(2014)
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From the sizzling sharpness of freshly cut garlic to the cool tang of a father's aftershave; the heady intoxication of a fumbled first kiss to the anodyne void of disinfectant and death, this is a decadently original olfactory memoir.
In sixty-three elusive episodes we roam freely across the countryside of Lorraine, North-East France, from kitchen to farm to a lover's bed. Recognising the bittersweet nostalgia of a scent that slips away on the summer breeze, Claudel demonstrates again his impeccable grasp of the personal and the universal, interweaved with a rare, self-deprecating charm.
This is an evocative patchwork at once earthy and ethereal, erotic and heart-breaking. Claudel permits us a glimpse of moments that have driven him to delight or despair, creating through the fading aromas of the past fragments of humour, insight and quite intangible beauty.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Parfums: A Catalogue of Remembered Smells
Author(s): Philippe Claudel
ISBN: 0-85705-272-1 / 978-0-85705-272-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Parfums: A Catalogue of Remembered Smells
Author(s): Philippe Claudel
ISBN: 1-78206-616-0 / 978-1-78206-616-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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