The Story of Mr. Sommer

The Story of Mr. Sommer

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A boy's village childhood with all the traditional attributes - father, mother, brother, sister, a house on a lake, tree-climbing, going to the races, music lessons, a bicycle, a crush on a girl in the class - is bedevilled by the mystifying appearances of the eccentric Mr. Sommer. Moving through the landscape in silent haste, like a man possessed, with his empty rucksack and his long, odd-looking walking stick, Mr Sommer runs like a black thread through the boys days.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 12mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • German
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • illus
  • 0747566755
  • 9780747566755
  • 2,209,226

About Patrick Süskind

Patrick Suskind is the author of PERFUME, THE DOUBLE BASS and THE PIGEON.
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Review quote

'A master of the deceptively simple tale. Suskind meditates on the nature of the most basic emotions, weaving a remarkable imagination into the strangest of half-didactic, half-humorous fables' The Times
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2,798 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (1,043)
3 27% (763)
2 6% (165)
1 1% (28)
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