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 suspect she really prefers me the way I am, even though I inconvenience her. I
might have been her rival, with dreamy eyes, a quick step on the dance floor, my
arched back swaying in a taffeta dress, a jasmine flower pinned to my d&olletage.
Patent-leather shoes, clean ankle socks, Sunday dress, nicely combed bangs.
The perfect example of a polite, well-behaved child has just made a naive
blunder that endears her to me. Next to her, the mother glued her nose to the
Soon I won't have a single dress that fits me. Back in my room. My legs really felt
every step of the way. My clogged-up heart is beating wildly. For the first time,
climbing seven flights of stairs seemed an almost insurmountable challenge.
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