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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A Novel Claude Tardat. Sleepless night. Nothing to eat. I exhausted all my
supplies before midnight, not having anticipated a bout of tenacious insomnia. A
few traces of jam have hardened inside an empty jar. I scrape them up with a
... track of all the sugar I stash away, more or less fancifully, depending on its
mood; makeshift meteorologist recording the rumblings of my stomach every day,
my digestive doldrums, levels of acidity, degrees of fatigue, cyclones of insomnia.
Insomnia forces me to confront the present. What is the Student doing at this late
hour of the night? I didn't tell him I was leaving. Will he be worried about my
absence? Because I do intend to take my time in Brussels and sample absolutely
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