About this title: A provocative new novel with the historical density of Patrick Susskind's Perfume and the multilayered elegance of Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum. "A dazzling tour de force . . . a fantastic richness of detail and psychological insight . . . steeped in the Vienna of the Hapsburg Empress Maria Theresa. . . ".--Edward Said.
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