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Staff Pick: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

An irreverent and fantastical epic that explores the unique connection between immortality, scent, sex and, lest we forget – beets.

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From the publisher:

It 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 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. Bantam Books, $16.00

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