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ISBN13: 9780553348989
ISBN10: 0553348981
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Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn't conclude until nine o'clock tonight [Paris time]. It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle is actually the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left.

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"Jitterbug Perfume has a large and exotic cast of characters, all of whom are interested in immortality and/or perfume....Go see for yourself; you'll have a good time." Washington Post

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"Robbins again celebrates the joy of individual expression and self-reliance. He lays before us the time honored warts and hairs of the worlds philosophies — problems with religion, war, politics, family, marriage and sex — and leaves no twist or turn unstoned." Saturday Review

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Jitterbug Perfume

is an epic.

Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesnt conclude until nine oclock tonight (Paris time).

It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle.

The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god.

If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left.

About the Author

Tom Robbins is the author of eight novels. When not roaming, he lives in the Seattle area.

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Kate Keller, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Kate Keller)
Great book all about beets.... and don't forget to put Descartes before the horse!
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Sophie Pattison, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Sophie Pattison)
Whenever somebody asks me what my favorite book is I tell them Jitterbug Perfume. In actuality I probably don't have a favorite book, but I generally assume that when someone asks about your favorite book they are looking for something new and exciting to read, and Tom Robbins fulfills that requirement. Particularly in these hot summer days, Robbins hallucination inspired imagination is easily welcomed by my sweaty, confused brain. Robbins is not the most linear of writers, so if you're looking for a story with a beginning, middle and end this book is probably not for you. However, if you're looking for something with brilliant, hilarious writing that will take your mind on an adventure out of this hot, sweaty world and into another, this is the book for you.
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2chickadees, September 16, 2010 (view all comments by 2chickadees)
Long ago a copy of this book was passed around among friends, friends of friends, relatives, etc. By the time it got to me it was already in bad shape. When I saw it again, months later, it had coffee stains, pages falling out, underlining, and a torn cover -- all signs of a good journey for a book. Our inside jokes based on Jitterbug Perfume lasted for years...

One thing is for sure: if you read it, you will never think of beets the same way again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553348989
Author:
Robbins, Tom
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Robbins, Tom
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Pilgrims and pilgrimages
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Perfumes industry
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Bantam trade ed.
Edition Description:
Bantam trade paperback reissue.
Series Volume:
88-734
Publication Date:
19900431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.32x5.24x.77 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553348989 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Jitterbug Perfume has a large and exotic cast of characters, all of whom are interested in immortality and/or perfume....Go see for yourself; you'll have a good time."
"Review" by , "Robbins again celebrates the joy of individual expression and self-reliance. He lays before us the time honored warts and hairs of the worlds philosophies — problems with religion, war, politics, family, marriage and sex — and leaves no twist or turn unstoned."
"Synopsis" by , Jitterbug Perfume

is an epic.

Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesnt conclude until nine oclock tonight (Paris time).

It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle.

The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god.

If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left.

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