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 ...
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, ...
Suddenly a silhouette appeared beneath the arch of bougainvilleas, right behind
Mama. A man in a light suit. The Spaniard. I recognized him immediately. And yet
I'd seen him only once before: a memorable occasion. I was very young at the ...
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