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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The Student's hand slides imperceptibly out to meet mine. The pearly reflections
on his fingernails without half-moons. They make a determined progress toward
faint contact. Deep in my mouth, the excited saliva withdraws into more secret ...
Closing my eyes, I lifted off the top with a trembling hand and guessed the color
of the ointment from its perfume. I knew all of them and disliked only one. When
the lot fell on this bizarre mixture of cucumber and avocado, I cheated. I said the ...
And the Student's hands seemed in harmony with hers, striking a perfect,
resonant chord. And I saw my mother, veiled in customary black, in front of the
huge hole excavated for an unusually large coffin. Holding her arm affectionately
is a man ...
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