The Pigeon by Patrick Suskind

The Pigeon (German: Die Taube) is a novella by Patrick Süskind about the fictional character Jonathan Noel, a solitary Parisian bank security guard who undergoes an existential crisis when a pigeon roosts in front of his one-room apartment's door, prohibiting him entrance to his private sanctuary. The story takes place in the span of one day, and follows how this seemingly insignificant event compounds to threaten Noel's sanity. The titular pigeon can be a symbol for disorder intruding on the protagonist's meticulously organized existence, and may be seen as similar to U.S. writer Edgar Allan Poe's 1845 poem The Raven, which features its titular bird perched over its protagonist's door instead of M. Noel's pigeon. This book is Süskind's followup to his nine-year bestselling first novel, Perfume.

The 1272nd greatest fiction book of all time


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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Le Pigeon (Ldp Litterature) (French Edition) Pocket Book 7841527 $8.65 $2.29 1988
The Pigeon Hardcover 13555433 $2.99 1995
The Pigeon Hardcover 1234172 $17.70 $1.75 1988
The pigeon Hardcover 14497263 $5.25
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Hardcover 7 $10.19 $11.87 2019
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! Board book 1916 $3.50 $2.09 2005
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) Hardcover 2536 $15.73 $15.03 2013
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Hardcover 2710 $2.49 $1.93 2006
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy Hardcover 5485 $9.88 $1.48 2008
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! Hardcover 6814 $2.99 $1.93 2004
The Pigeon Needs a Bath Book! Bath Book 8552 $5.51 $9.40 2019
Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book! (Pigeon series) Paperback 9014 $5.00 $2.85 2012
The Pigeon Has feelings, too! Hardcover 26896 $10.63 $5.69
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! by Mo Willems (May 25 2005) Paperback 807624 $18.87
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Paperback 34185 $7.95 $1.19
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Hardcover 4214598 $8.42 $4.66 2006
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy Paperback 48566 $4.99 $5.99 2009
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon series) Hardcover 5715 $3.99 $1.36 2012
The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog! Paperback 82604 $6.35 $6.14 2005
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! Hardcover 5860327 $17.19 $4.45 2004
Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book! Paperback 6229400 $39.55 2013
The Pigeon (Penguin International Writers) Paperback 6388090 $3.23 1992
By Patrick Suskind - The Pigeon (1988-05-27) [Hardcover] Hardcover 12957071 $47.19 $29.99 1988
The Pigeon (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind (1989) Paperback Paperback 4355049 $14.91 $6.93 1989
The Pigeon Paperback 18977861 $15.13
Le Pigeon (Littérature étrangère) (French Edition) Kindle Edition 3554628 $3.99 2014
Pigeon Paperback 255028 $10.97 $3.99 1989
Le Pigeon Paperback 5659534 $14.82 $1.00 1987