Mr. Summer's story

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1993 - Fiction - 116 pages
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he crosses only fleetingly but whose life - otherwise ordinary in every way - is forever changed by those few moments in time. At the story's conclusion, the enigmatic Mr. Summer, whose first name no one seems to know, who wanders silently through the countryside, and who is heard to utter but one sentence in the entire novel, appears to us as a man both noble and tragic, whose ultimate disappearance remains a mystery - and a secret - to all but the little boy he.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

From SĊskind, author of Perfume (1986) and The Pigeon (1988), comes this tiny little pleasure, hardly more than a longish and quietly garrulous short story, about a handful of years in a post- WW II ... Read full review

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User Review  - jaygheiser - LibraryThing

Completely charming book. It's basically the story of a boy growing up in Germany, but at every seminal life event, the bizzare Herr Sommer can be seen hurriedly walking past in his rapid, stilted gait. I think this is probably best enjoyed by fathers with boys. Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Patrick Suskind was born in Germany in 1949. Kurt Cobain, singer and songwriter for Nirvana, was a fan of Suskind's work and based a song on Perfume, a novel that had already developed a cult following in Europe and America.

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