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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And yet I've got what it takes to brave the rigors of winter: a beautiful wolfskin
jacket Mama gave to Zohra when she grew tired of it. A grotesque and
superfluous present, since the poor old Berber woman had no use for it. This
Eskimo item ...
Some of them already have their mamas' ample curves, and the self-confidence
of those majestic figures on the prows of ships. I take cover in silence, keeping
my nose in my books and my ears pricked up. Their remarks frighten me.
The one Mama tried hard to impose on me through endless exercise classes and
ballet lessons, given to me in private by one of Mama's friends as a favor to her.
The disciplined, well-formed body that I will never have. The body as facade, ...
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