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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In the half-light of the almost empty theater, my chocolate Kim Cone dribbled
down my neck onto my skirt in thick, devastating streams. The stifling heat kept
me from catching the creamy debris before it stained my clothes with dark,
Attended by their chihuahuas and clipped poodles, heavily powdered old ladies
come here to sip a very thick, very bitter chocolate served in the grand eighteenth
-century tradition. This cocoa liqueur is undrinkable without the addition of sugar
There I sat, a complete fraud, dreaming of the chocolate-raisin bars I planned to
buy after class to celebrate my paltry scholarly achievements. As we were leaving
, one of the students asked me to lend him my notes from a lecture he'd missed.
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