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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I dissect the slices of rum-flavored cake one by one. I play the greedy mouse with
my fingertip, picking out the lozenges of candied cherries and angelica, the
raisins plump with alcohol. I relish these jewels encrusted in the dark cake, the
And stop eating, you'll never be able to digest all these cakes." He took my advice
, at least regarding the cakes. But he flushed deeply. Suppressed anger. He's so
sensitive. It was touching to see him like that. We left the pastry shop as though ...
Or those enormous Easter eggs whose decorated shells must be broken to
reveal their contents, because one can't have one's cake and eat it too. Or this: I
sometimes think about those novelties, those colorful trick fruits and cakes that
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