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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Mama has asked me to meet her in Brussels between planes on her way back to
Madagascar. She didn't mention the reason for her visit to Europe. Don't answer.
Exams are coming up, give them as an excuse. Seeing her again will neither ...
I'd stopped wondering about the reasons for her presence in Brussels and the
meaning of her visit. Her fingertips fascinated me more than the Icarus of Bruegel
the Elder. Agile dancers unfettered by their web of lace, they tapped on 92 Sweet
In Brussels, idle women drive around in carriages and meet in tearooms with
heavy royal tapestries. Those flawless arrangements in gleaming shop windows,
the world trapped in the web of delicate lace curtains, an entire society of old
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Jacket description: "An international sensation from the moment of its first publication in France, Sweet Death is a novel of heartstopping intensity, black humor, and passion not easily forgotten. A ... Read full review