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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 is a seventy-two 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 Marrakech, and finally the bordellos of Paris, where she settles down in 1930 and opens a shop bottling her favorite extracts for the ladies of the cabarets. Now it's 1941 and Clem's favorite haunt, Madame Boulette's, is crawling with Nazis, while Clem's people--the outsiders, the artists, and the hustlers who used to call it home--are disappearing. Clem's first instinct is to go to ground--it's a frigid Paris winter and she's too old to put up a fight. But when the cabaret's prize songbird, Zoe St. Angel, recruits Clem to steal the recipe book of a now-missing famous Parisian perfumer, she can't say no. Her mark is Oskar Voss, a Francophile Nazi bureaucrat, who wants the book and Clem's expertise to himself. Hoping to buy the time and trust she needs to pull off her scheme, Clem settles on a novel strategy: Telling Voss the truth about the life and loves 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
Cataloging source
NZLEP
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Schaffert, Timothy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Perfumes
  • Nazis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • 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
000069461778
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385548151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1198987696
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
000069461778
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385548151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1198987696

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