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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As a little girl, on those rare occasions when I was allowed to sit at the table with
the grown-ups, I'd close my eyes during the meal and listen to the live broadcast
from their mouths. Frightening noises of rotary engines, waterfalls, locomotives ...
The girls kept track of my growing plumpness out of the corners of their eyes. I got
fantastic grades. They found me somewhat intriguing. Not one of them sought out
my company. And vice versa. With the baccalaureate degree safely in hand, ...
exclaimed a little girl, eyes wide with astonishment as I got on a Number 138,
selected at random. Craning her neck, she sat proudly in her seat like a little
princess, swinging legs too short to reach the ground. Patent-leather shoes,
clean ankle ...
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