The KPR Presents Book Club is back for another year of exciting stories and engaging conversations. Join host Kaye McIntyre and author Timothy Schaffert for a conversation about The Perfume Thief on Jan. 30 during KPR Presents.
Clementine, a 72-year-old queer American ex-pat and notorious thief, is drawn out of retirement and into one last scam when the Nazis invade Paris in 1941. Clem’s favorite haunt, Madame Boulette’s, is crawling with Nazis, while Clem’s people–the outsiders, the artists, and the hustlers who used to call it home–are disappearing. Her first instinct is to go to ground–it’s a frigid Paris winter and she's too old to put up a fight. But when the cabaret’s prize songbird, Zoe St. Angel, recruits Clem to steal the recipe book of a now-missing famous Parisian perfumer, she can’t say no. Complete with romance, espionage, champagne towers, and haute couture, The Perfume Thief is a dazzling portrait of the underground resistance of twentieth-century Paris and a passionate love letter to the power of beauty and community in the face of insidious hate.
This special event will only take place via radio broadcast during KPR Presents, so be sure to tune in to hear Kaye and Timothy Schaffert discuss the book on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.