Sweet Death: A Novel
Told with dazzling narrative brilliance and the haunting power of an impassioned soliloquy, an astonishing parable of a woman's obsession of sweets and delicacies is seen. A novel of heartstopping intensity, black humor and passion not easily forgotten.
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The delicious pleasures of indiscretion. What page is she on? I delay the moment
of discovery. Trying to guess. Don't want to overdo the surprise. Baudelaire, that
suits her quite well. Languishing odalisque, glittering with jewels in the splendor
There Baudelaire describes the rotund curves of adiposity, that hideous well-
being of idleness. My eyes went straight to those words in the middle of the page.
That was all I read. No comment. Yesterday I refused to comment. Today I protest.
My fellow students flit off to amuse themselves in cafes. The boys from the lycee
across the way are waiting for them, waiting to talk about Baudelaire,
Kierkegaard, Rimbaud, and the latest hit record. The baccalaureate. Child's play,
they brag, ...
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