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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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
Ladies, this allows you to bring a note of fantasy to your desserts: squiggly
drawings, stucco reliefs, pompadour curls, Himalayan snows, or gothic letters.
The anonymous housewife elevated to the dignified status of artist between her ...
Those flawless arrangements in gleaming shop windows, the world trapped in
the web of delicate lace curtains, an entire society of old ladies who flaunt their
ample figures shamelessly and devote themselves to the joy of pastries. Sharing
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Jacket description: "An international sensation from the moment of its first publication in France, Sweet Death is a novel of heartstopping intensity, black humor, and passion not easily forgotten. A ... Read full review